A North Charleston Police Department officer and a police dog were killed in two separate vehicle accidents on Thursday night, and two drivers are now facing DUI charges.
Police officer Ryan MacCluen, 31, was identified as the off-duty officer killed in a motorcycle crash on Ladson Road in Summerville, according to WCBD television station.
That accident happened about 9:40 p.m., said The Post and Courier newspaper.
Whitney Danielle Brooks, 29, of Charleston, was charged with felony DUI after the wreck, ABC News 4 reported. She is accused of turning in front of MacCluen’s motorcycle.
About an hour earlier, a North Charleston police officer had been injured and his K-9 partner killed in an unrelated vehicle accident.
The law enforcement vehicle was traveling north with its lights and sirens on when it collided with a GMC Yukon that was turning from the median lane in the area of Rivers Avenue and Gumwood Boulevard in North Charleston, according to Live 5 News.
The police dog, named Mojo, did not survive, WCBD reported.
Richard Shore, 37, was charged with felony DUI, according to ABC News 4.