CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man has been charged with his second driving under the influence offense after colliding with a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper's vehicle.
Michael Hazel, 27, was traveling on I-26 westbound near Aviation Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when his Ford F150 hit the back of a stationary marked SCHP Dodge Charger according to Charleston County Sheriff's Office spokesman Eric Watson.
An image of the SCHP vehicle shows heavy damage to the trunk area.
The trooper wasn't in the vehicle at the time and wasn't injured, Watson said. Hazel was hospitalized with minor injuries.