Mt. Pleasant woman charged with DUI after hitting tree, rolling car

Mt. Pleasant woman charged with DUI after hitting tree, rolling car

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A 23-year-old Mt. Pleasant woman was arrested on a DUI charge late Sunday after police say she struck a tree and rolled her vehicle.

Mt. Pleasant police say the wreck happened on Hungry Neck Boulevard near Hazan Court just 10 minutes before midnight.

Police said they arrived to find the driver, 23-year-old Kalie Adams, undergoing treatment for minor injuries. A witness told officers she saw Adams crawl out of her Hyundai Santa Fe after the wreck.

Upon seeing Adams, officers immediately noted her eyes were glassy and bloodshot, and that her speech was slurred and she smelled of alcohol.

When questioned, Adams told police she'd had three glasses of wine at a "ladies and wine event" but said they weren't full glasses. She told police the event started at 6 p.m. and ended at 10:30 p.m. When officers asked her what time she thought it was, she told them it was 11 p.m.

Officers said it was 12:37 a.m. at the time.

Police then had Adams perform a number of field-sobriety tests. After police say she struggled to keep her balance during two of the test and failed to properly recite her ABCs from "D" to "R," she was arrested.

Once in custody, police said she admitted alcohol played a role in her wreck.  "I (expletive) up, didn't even see it," she told an officer, according to a report. 

A short time later, she blew a .20 during a breathalyzer test, the report states.

Adams was then taken to East Cooper Hospital for evaluation and clearance. She was booked at the Charleston County Detention Center.

She was issued a $2,267 bond Monday morning.

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