Man suspected of driving under the influence crashes into police car, police say

VIDEO: Troopers on scene of crash involving North Charleston Police vehicles

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston officer was transported to the hospital for treatment after he was involved in an accident Sunday night.

The accident happened shortly before 11:00 p.m. on Rivers Avenue and Morris Boulevard while officers were responding to another accident, according to North Charleston Police spokesperson Spencer Pryor.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash on Rivers Avenue. (Source: Live 5)
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the crash on Rivers Avenue. (Source: Live 5)

Pryor says the driver of a grey Ford F-150 struck the rear of an empty patrol vehicle. That patrol vehicle was then pushed into the back of a second patrol unit.

The officer was taken to Roper Northwoods hospital for treatment. The officer has since been released.

The driver of the Ford F-150 was suspected to be driving under the influence. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.

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