Driver leads officers to woman who hit her and kept driving, North Charleston police say

Amber Nichole Harrell, 30, of Tailrace Drive in Moncks Corner is charged with first-offense driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a collision with an attended vehicle.

A woman led officers to a driver who hit her early Sunday and kept driving, according to North Charleston police.

Amber Nichole Harrell, 30, of Tailrace Drive in Moncks Corner was charged with first-offense driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a collision with an attended vehicle.

A 30-year-old Goose Creek woman told police a black Chevrolet Trailblazer hit her about 2 a.m. while she was stopped at a light at Rivers Avenue and Otranto Road, according to the incident report. She called 911 and followed the SUV until Goose Creek police pulled the driver over on St. James Avenue near Crowfield Plantation, according to the report.

North Charleston police were called to the scene. The arresting officer noted that Harrell seemed to be in a daze, didn’t seem to realize she had been in a collision, had bloodshot eyes and strongly smelled of alcohol. The officer also noted that clonazepam and the antibiotic cefdinir in her purse.

The officer also noted what appeared to be fresh damage to the left side of the Trailblazer, including a broken mirror.

Harrell refused a breath test at the Charleston County jail, according to the report.

Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.

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