Man charged with DUI, fleeing scene released on bond

Hugh Patrick Wilson (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)
Hugh Patrick Wilson (Source: Charleston County Detention Center)

JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 23-year-old man facing DUI charges after Charleston County sheriff's deputies say he fled the scene of a wreck after hitting and snapping a power pole has been released from jail on bond.

Hugh Patrick Wilson is charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a collision with property damage. His bond was set at $4,599 for DUI and he received a PR bond for leaving the scene of accident. He was released Monday night.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Folly Road near Albemarle Road, when deputies say Wilson drove off the road, striking the power pole, a business's sign and a parked SUV sitting in a parking lot.

All five lanes were blocked off in that area and approximately 200 home lost power for most of the morning. Deputies said that when they arrived at the scene, Wilson took off running and crossed Savannah Highway before running behind a building and jumping a fence. He was detained a short time later.

Deputies say Wilson told them he "drank four Bloody Marys and chased them with five beers [sic]." He also admitted to only eating a cheeseburger for dinner, the incident report states.

Deputies say this is the second time Wilson has been charged with DUI. According to his Virginia Driver's License Record, he was convicted of DUI in Virginia in January 2009, when he was 20 years old.

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