Man who struck deputy charged with DUI

Jeffery W. Grover

A Berkeley County sheriff’s deputy who was directing traffic around a crash scene Tuesday night was struck by a drunken driver, according to troopers.

Deputy Cody Graff of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office suffered minor injuries in the incident about 7:17 p.m. near Moncks Corner, according to Cpl. Bob Beres of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Jeffery W. Grover, 45, of Moncks Corner was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence.

Graff, 25, had been helping troopers direct traffic around a wreck at South Live Oak Drive and Frederick Douglas Road when he halted Grover’s 1999 Ford sport-utility vehicle.

When Graff turned his back to address traffic in the opposite direction, the Ford accelerated and struck Graff, according to Senior Trooper Brent Kelly. Graff was tossed onto the hood but landed on his feet, Kelly said.

Graff was hospitalized, but his injuries were not serious.