Man charged with DUI after crashing into woman released on $997 bond

Published: Mar. 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2014 at 4:31 PM EDT
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WADMALAW ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - A 59-year-old man charged with DUI after allegedly running into a woman who was changing her tire on the side of Maybank Highway Monday night had his bond set at $997, according to court records.

Officials say the accident happened Monday around 9:30 p.m. on Maybank Highway, at Bears Bluff Road on Wadmalaw Island.

According to deputies, a woman was parked on the side of Maybank Highway changing a tire, when her vehicle was hit by a car driven by Dennis O'Keefe.

Officials say the woman was thrown away from the parked vehicle, and received life-threatening injuries. The victim is still being treated at MUSC for injuries sustained in the accident, according to deputies.

O'Keefe was arrested and booked at the Charleston County Detention Center.

Court records state O'Keefe's bond was set at $997. He is no longer listed in the Charleston County Detention Center database.

O'Keefe was not injured in the accident.

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