Circuit Court Judge Markley Dennis Jr. responds to  one of the lawyers representing Bluffton tow-truck driver Preston Oates  Tuesday morning during a hearing at the Jasper County Courthouse in  Ridgeland.
Circuit Court Judge Markley Dennis Jr. responds to one of the lawyers representing Bluffton tow-truck driver Preston Oates Tuesday morning during a hearing at the Jasper County Courthouse in Ridgeland. Sarah Welliver
Circuit Court Judge Markley Dennis Jr. responds to one of the lawyers representing Bluffton tow-truck driver Preston Oates Tuesday morning during a hearing at the Jasper County Courthouse in Ridgeland. Sarah Welliver

Judge upholds decision to allow Oates case to proceed to trial

March 13, 2012 8:03 PM