Mount Pleasant, SC – On June 14, 2017, at approximately 2:06 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Highway 17 southbound at Ira Road in reference to a collision. A 4-door sedan was stopped at the red light on Highway 17 in front of Wando Crossing when a sport utility vehicle, also heading south, struck the rear of the sedan. The driver of the sport utility vehicle, Charlton R. Griffith of Charleston, was arrested and charged with Felony Driving Under the Influence. He was lodged at the Charleston County Detention Center. The driver of the sedan died as a result of the injuries sustained.
This collision is still under investigation.