Man charged with DUI after crashing into fire truck in Berkeley Co.

Published: Aug. 20, 2011 at 3:33 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2011 at 4:16 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to an accident early Saturday morning after a car ran into the back of a fire truck in Berkeley County.

According to the incident report, a fire truck was parked in the far right lane with its emergency lights on working at the scene of accident on US-17A near Long Street just north of Interstate 26.

Troopers say that is when 25-year-old Jonathan Russell of Summerville crashed his 2003 Mitsubishi into the rear of the C & B fire truck. Russell was not wearing a seat belt at time of the accident and was taken to Trident Hospital for unknown injuries sustained in the crash.

Russell is charged with driving under the influence and for not wearing his seat belt.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating this collision. This accident occurred just 16 hours after troopers kicked off its statewide Sober or Slammer Campaign.

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