December 7, 2010 – The driver who caused a head-on collision in late November was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, police say. According to a report at TheSunNews.com, the accident injured four people when a drunk driver lost control of his car shortly after 7 p.m. on Nov. 23.
Police say the drunk driver, a 35-year-old man from James Island, was behind the wheel of a Land Rover. He was driving northbound on U.S. 17 when he crossed into oncoming traffic and slammed head-on into a Hyundai that was driving in the opposite direction. The Land Rover rolled over and a dog was ejected from the vehicle before it came to a stop. There were 4 people in the Hyundai, all of whom suffered personal injuries. They were transported to local hospitals, but all have been released.
The driver who caused this crash has been charged with felony drunk driving and grand larceny related to a previous incident. He is currently awaiting bail at Charleston County jail. The dog, a pit bull that belonged to the driver’s father, was eventually found more than a week after the crash and returned to his owner.