Driver charged after car found in water on James Island

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - The driver of a car found partially submerged on James Island Wednesday morning has been charged. Charleston County sheriff's deputies say the man was found about a mile from the scene at his home.

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Deputies charged William Moody with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

Around 3:15 a.m., deputies were flagged down on Folly Road in the area of Battery Island Road, by a witness who said there was a car in the water. Deputies located a 1996 Honda Civic partially submerged and continuing to fill with water.

At that time, deputies did not know if anyone was in the car. Charleston County Rescue and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office under water recovery team were called to the scene.

Deputies later identified the driver as Moody, but they were unable to located him at his Folly Road home until a second attempt later Wednesday morning.

Moody was checked by EMS and then cited for reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.

The vehicle was towed from the scene. The James Island Fire Department also assisted.

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