Police in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina have arrested a woman for driving under the influence after she allegedly lost control of her vehicle on the Shem Creek Bridge, smashing concrete and metal railing into the creek. This occurred around 2:00 a.m., and officer report that they arrived to discover the woman’s SUV on the sidewalk, facing the southbound lane. The vehicle was also reported to be dangerously wavering off the bridge.
The report states that the SUV had collided with a palm tree in the median before veering back into the railing of the bridge. Thereafter, the concrete and metal railing splashed into the river. The 20-year-old driver suffered no injuries, and she reported to police that she had only consumed one alcoholic beverage. She refused to take field sobriety and breathalyzer tests, according to the police.
She is being charged with driving under the influence, and was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center, where she was issued a $997 surety bond. Further, according to Mt. Pleasant police, she was previously arrested in late March and charged with public drunkenness, and having a fake driver’s license.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a collision and DWI charges were issued, it is extremely important for you to call an attorney. For a confidential consultation, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP at our Baxter Village office located in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-4444.