Driver facing felony DUI charge after West Ashley accident

Driver facing felony DUI charge after West Ashley accident

WEST ASHLEY SC (WCSC) - A Charleston woman is a facing felony DUI charge after hitting a moped with her SUV, sending the moped's driver to the hospital on Thursday night, according to police.

Tamsin Medina, 45, was charged with felony DUI and leaving the scene of an accident involving great bodily injury, police say.

Officers responded to the scene on Savannah Highway at Pleasant Grove Lane in West Ashley at around 11:30 p.m. Police say the driver of the moped had already been transported to MUSC.

Police say the moped was traveling on Hwy. 17 south and Medina's vehicle, a Kia Sportage, was in the median lane and turned left in front of the moped causing the moped to collide with the passenger side of the SUV, the incident report states.

A witness told police Medina continued into a parking lot at 1750 Hwy. 17, where he confronted her. Police say the witness provided her vehicle tag number, which he said he was able to record before she fled the scene.

Police ran the tag number the witness provided, which led them to Medina's home, the report states.

Medina failed the standard field sobriety tests administered by police and she was taken into custody, the report states. Police say a breath alcohol test revealed a .13 blood-alcohol content, above the .08 legal limit in South Carolina.

The moped driver told police from the hospital's emergency room she remembered seeing a dark SUV turn in front of her, said she heard a female voice say, "Are you okay?" and then saw the SUV drive away, the report states. Police say she suffered a sever laceration to her forehead, a possible broken arm and some other cuts and injuries.

Bond was set at $25,000 for Medina, court records state.

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