A wreck shut down bridge traffic in northern Beaufort County late Thursday night and the driver involved has been charged .
A car traveling north on S.C. 170 crashed into equipment directing drivers around a street sweeper cleaning the Broad River Bridge at about 11 p.m., Beaufort-Port Royal Fire Chief Reece Bertholf said.
The driver was in the left lane and merged into the right lane to pass a car when it crashed into a barrier protecting the road workers, S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Matt Southern said.
The woman driving was charged with driving under the influence, Southern said.
While under arrest in the highway patrol vehicle, the woman kicked the windshield and caused it to "severely crack," a Beaufort County Sheriff's Office report said. She was moved to a deputy's car and cited for malicious injury to property, the report said.
The woman initially declined medical help but was taken to the hospital by an officer as a precaution, Southern said.
Both northbound lanes were blocked for two hours, Bertholf said.
The Beaufort Gazette and The Island Packet don't typically name those charged with misdemeanor offenses.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the driver was not taken to the hospital.