CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A judge set bond for the man accused of DUI and causing an estimated $26,000 in damages Thursday night, including $6,000 damages to the Charleston 9 Memorial Park.
Daniel Doherty is charged with driving under the influence, failure to surrender a driver's license and driving under suspension. A judge set a total bond of $1,871, according to court documents.
Charleston police officers were called to the area of Savannah Highway and Wappoo Road in reference to a man hitting a light pole and driving into the park Thursday night.
"There was damage to the grass, two stone park benches, the shrubs, the chain-link fence, and a downed light pole," the incident report states.
Doherty told officers he was on his way home from downtown Charleston, the report states.
Savannah Highway was closed in both directions between Wappoo and Blitchridge until around 5:30 a.m. Friday as officers responded.
Officers and SCE&G estimate $20,000 in damage was done to the light pole. SCE&G reported as many as 320 customers without power in that area before 5:30 a.m. Power has since been restored.