According to The Seattle Times, a South Carolina teacher is accused of driving under the influence after police say she crashed into a patrol car, injuring a police officer.
Citing court records, news outlets report 24-year-old Wendy Ellen Burnett was charged with felony DUI following the Saturday morning crash.
South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Judd Jones says Burnett was driving on Interstate 26 when she crashed into 32-year-old North Charleston police officer Andrew Turner’s vehicle, which struck Turner, who was making a traffic stop.
Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police President John Blackmon says Turner remains hospitalized with serious injuries.
Charleston County School District spokesman Andy Pruitt says Burnett has been placed on administrative leave from her job as a geometry teacher at North Charleston High School.
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