Man Charged with DUI After Slamming into Police Cruiser on I-26
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is charged with driving under the influence after authorities say he crashed into a highway patrol vehicle that was stopped on the side of an interstate.
Multiple media organizations report that 27-year-old Michael Hazel of Goose Creek was charged after the Charleston County crash around 2 a.m. Sunday.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says Hazel’s vehicle slammed into the back of a State Trooper’s cruiser that was stopped alongside Interstate 26.
An impaired driver stuck our Dodge Charger on I-26 in Charleston County over the weekend. The trooper was outside of the vehicle investigating a collision and wasn’t hurt. Driver was arrested and charged with DUI 2nd offense. pic.twitter.com/Q88utvrKpY
— Trooper Bob (@TrooperBob_SCHP) January 15, 2018
Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres says the trooper was out of his vehicle investigating another wreck and wasn’t hurt.
Hazel suffered minor injuries and was treated at a hospital before being taken to jail. Hazel was charged with DUI 2nd offense. Hazel later posted a $10,000 bond and was released from jail.