Burton man charged with DUI in fire station crash

mmcnab@islandpacket.comNovember 20, 2013 

A 29-year-old Burton man was charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his pickup truck into a Burton Fire District station Tuesday, a S.C. Highway Patrol spokesman said.

Robert Turner Wiseley crashed his 1995 Dodge Dakota pickup truck into the Pinewood Fire Station on Bay Pines Road at 5:25 p.m., Sgt. Bob Beres said. Wiseley was charged with driving under the influence, driving without wearing a seat belt, and a hit-and-run accident with property damage, Beres said.

Wiseley was not in the truck when it hit the station, Beres said. Witnesses reported seeing Wiseley fall out of the truck as he approached a stop sign on Bay Pines Road, and the truck kept going, Beres said. Wiseley was not injured.

The impact punctured a wall into the bunk room and damaged the building's front wall, paramedic Daniel Byrne said. Firefighters were returning from a call and were not inside when the truck hit, Byrne said.

A Datamaster test at the Beaufort County Detention Center measured Wiseley's blood alcohol content at 0.23 percent, nearly three times the legal limit, Beres said.

Wiseley was released Wednesday after posting a $2,504.50 bond, according to the Beaufort County Detention Center log.

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