The Mt. Pleasant Police Department has just arrested and charged a woman with a DUI,istock-car on side after she lost control of her SUV and drove it straight into Shem Creek Bridge. The result was knocking about 30 feet of concrete and railing from the bridge into the creek. She is lucky that only her vehicle was damaged.

The police got wind of the accident just moments after it happened, a little before 2:00 a.m. on Friday night. They went to the scene of the crime, and the woman’s SUV was on the sidewalk portion of the bridge, flipped around facing the southbound direction. The SUV was literally teetering from falling completely into Shem Creek.

The police report stated that the driver had slammed her SUV into a palm tree in the center of the median before veering back into the road and then into the railings of the bridge.

The driver was a 20-year-old female who reported to the police that she “lost control of her vehicle after she hit a curb.” It was the police who could smell that the underage girl had been drinking, and asked her to step out of the vehicle for a round of Field Sobriety Tests, where she failed to recite her ABCs properly.

She told the police that she had only had one beer, and then refused to take the breathalyzer test. Thus, she was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center where her BAC level was found to be higher than the legal limit.

She was later released on a bond a little under $1,000.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Mount Pleasant, contact the experienced DUI attorneys at Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower, LLP for assistance with your case toll free at 877-374-5999 or locally at 843-901-0380.