NCPD officer released from hospital following crash by drunk driver

Andrew Turner, Credit: NCPD

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — North Charleston Police Officer Andrew Turner has been released from the hospital, after being hit by a drunk driver on I-26 during a traffic stop.

Wendy Burnett, 24, is facing a felony DUI charged, after crashing into officer turner on Saturday night on I-26 westbound near the Aviation Avenue exit.

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Following the crash, Turner was taken to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries.

NCPD officials says Turner has been employed with the department for 8 years.

The incident is being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

“Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with Officer Turner and his family as he begins the process of recovery and healing.  The department will assist Officer Turner and his family during this most difficult time and look forward to him returning to work serving and protecting the citizens of North Charleston.” — North Charleston Police Department

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