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Video released of suspect's sobriety test in accident that killed off-duty police officer

Still image from the dash cam video. Still image from the dash cam video.
Officers gathered outside MUSC early Friday morning. (Source: Live 5) Officers gathered outside MUSC early Friday morning. (Source: Live 5)
Whitney Danielle Brooks is charged with felony DUI in the crash, troopers say. (Source: Dorchester Co. Detention Center) Whitney Danielle Brooks is charged with felony DUI in the crash, troopers say. (Source: Dorchester Co. Detention Center)
North Charleston Police Officer Ryan MacCluen was killed in the crash. (Source: North Charleston Police) North Charleston Police Officer Ryan MacCluen was killed in the crash. (Source: North Charleston Police)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Authorities have released dash camera video of a suspect going through sobriety tests in an accident that killed an off-duty North Charleston police officer. 

Whitney Brooks is charged with felony DUI involving a death in the Feb. 15 accident that took the life of 31-year-old North Charleston Police Officer Ryan MacCluen of Summerville on Ladson Road. 

Henry Schlein, a lawyer for Brooks, has said that the incident was not a felony DUI case but her client failing to yield for a a left turn.

In the newly released video, Brooks tells a Highway Patrol trooper that she was headed to the movies, and a motorcycle had struck the rear of her vehicle causing her car to spin around and crash. 

The trooper is then seen administering sobriety tests to Brooks. 

Brooks is then arrested following the tests. 

Trooper's report 

The trooper stated in her report that Brooks had "red, glassy eyes" and appeared to have a dry mouth.

According to the report, the trooper also noted Brooks' speech was slow and she had a delayed response as well as an "odor of alcohol" coming from her. 

The trooper reported that Brooks lost her balance several times and was swaying during the sobriety tests.

Her breath test was not administered until she was at the Dorchester County Detention Center when she blew a 0.00, according to the report.

Brooks voluntarily consented to a blood and urine test.

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