HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — A man accused of driving under the influence crashed into a Hartsville police officer while she was on patrol in her cruiser, police said.
Curtis Demarcus Isaac was arrested and charged with DUI, according to Master Trooper Brian Lee with South Carolina Highway Patrol. He was released from W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center on a $1,017 bond, according to booking records.
The officer was on patrol Thursday night when she was suddenly struck on the driver’s side by another vehicle. The officer was treated at the hospital and released.
Isaac had allegedly run a stop sign before crashing into the police car, according to Hartsville police. The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigated the crash and arrested the driver.
“If you choose to drink alcohol, smoke marijuana, or indulge in other mind-altering substances, don’t go for a drive afterward,” police warned. “Driving Impaired can have many bad outcomes, not the least of which is crashing into a police car.”