In The Court of Appeals

The State,        Respondent,


Timothy Harms,        Appellant.

Appeal From Lexington County
Marc H. Westbrook, Circuit Court Judge

Unpublished Opinion No. 2003-UP-172
Submitted January 10, 2003 – Filed March 4, 2003


Chief Attorney Daniel T. Stacey, of Columbia; for Appellant.

Attorney General Henry Dargan McMaster; Chief Deputy Attorney General John W. McIntosh; Assistant Deputy Attorney General Charles H. Richardson; Senior Assistant Attorney General Norman M. Rapoport, of Columbia; and Solicitor Donald V. Myers, of Lexington; for Respondent.

PER CURIAM:  Timothy Harms was indicted for driving under the influence, fourth offense or more; driving under suspension, third offense or more; and habitual offender.  He was convicted and sentenced to five years for DUI, three years for DUS, and five years for habitual offender, with all sentences running concurrently.  Harms appeals, arguing the trial court erred in admitting a statement he made to a trooper who picked him up from the emergency room after the accident.  We affirm [1] pursuant to Rule 220(c) and the following authorities:  State. v. Wilson, 345 S.C. 1, 6, 545 S.E.2d 827, 829 (2001) (“This Court does not re-evaluate the facts based on its own view of the preponderance of the evidence but simply determines whether the trial judge’s ruling is supported by any evidence.”); State. v.  Von Dohlen, 322 S.C. 234, 243, 471 S.E.2d 689, 694 (1996) (stating that the test for determining the admissibility of a statement is whether it was knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily given under the totality of the circumstances); State v. White, 311 S.C. 289, 294-295, 428 S.E. 2d 740, 743 (Ct. App. 1993) (holding the fact that defendant had been administered sodium pentothal and was strapped to his bed was only a circumstance the trial court had to consider in determining voluntariness).


HEARN, C.J., GOOLSBY and SHULER, JJ., concur.  

[1] We affirm this case without oral argument pursuant to Rule 215, SCACR.