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News: Driver charged with DUI after striking pedicab in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC – A man is facing multiple charges after a hit-and-run crash in downtown Charleston left a pedicab driver seriously injured Friday morning.

According to WCBD, a sedan collided with the pedicab at about 2:15 a.m. near the intersection of Meeting Street and George Street.

The pedicab operator was rushed to Medical University of South Carolina with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the sedan, 22-year-old Andrew Demetre, initially fled the scene. He was stopped by officers and taken into custody a short time later.

Demetre is facing charges of felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury or death and hit and run with death or injury.

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