Crime

Rock Hill man charged with DUI after striking pole, flipping car on Cherry Road

A dramatic wreck Sunday morning in Rock Hill resulted in the driver being arrested on DUI charges.

The 34-year-old Rock Hill man was arrested as soon as he was released from Piedmont Medical Center, following a wreck in which his car ended up overturned on Cherry Road, according to a police report.

At 3:38 a.m., he was reportedly driving his Ford Fusion north on Cherry Road when when he went over a curb and struck a utility pole near Charlotte Avenue. The car then spun around in the air and flipped over.

The driver was treated at the scene by EMS and transported to PMC. Both the paramedics and a Rock Hill police officer who went to the hospital to investigate said he had a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” on his breath. When investigators learned the driver would not be released in time to take a breathalyzer test, they offered him a chance to take a blood test, which he refused.

Once he was released from the hospital, he was transported to the Rock Hill Law Center and booked on DUI charges.

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