1 person charged after accident on Jefferson Davis Highway
One person taken into custody, and another taken to the hospital, after two-car wreck that left vehicle on its side
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has charged a driver who police say tried to flee the scene of an accident on Jefferson Davis Highway.
Around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an accident was blocking Jefferson Davis Highway.
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety confirmed that officers responded to a wreck at the intersection of Interstate 520 and U.S. 1.
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol was also on the scene.
Authorities say two cars were involved in the wreck and one of the drivers fled the scene on foot.
North Augusta Public Safety immediately deployed a patrol canine with tracking abilities, and with the assistance of the canine, officers were able to take the subject into custody without further incident.
According to Lt. Junior Johnson with the North Augusta Department of Public Safety, the driver will be charged with leaving the scene.
Authorities say another person was taken to an emergency room for injuries that were not life-threatening.
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