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Man to be charged for hitting deputy head on
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This sheriffs office patrol vehicle was struck head-on by a vehicle being driven by a Camden man on U.S. 1 near Park Road in the Cassatt area Saturday night. The unnamed male deputy was treated at and then released from KershawHealth. The other driver was airlifted to Palmetto Richland and will be charged with DUI and other offenses once he is released from the hospital. - photo by Provided by the KCSO
Once a Camden man is released from the hospital, the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) plans to charge him with DUI (second offense), simple possession of marijuana and an ABC violation following a head-on collision with a Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputy Saturday night. According to a KCSO press release, Tony Ervin Hayes, 55, of Pipeline Road, Camden, crossed the center line while driving southbound on U.S. 1 near Park Road and struck a patrol vehicle in the northbound lane being driven by a deputy. “Like the public at large, deputies are not immune from the actions of a drunk driver,” Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said in the press release.