A North Charleston police cruiser crashed into a tree Thursday afternoon in Colleton County, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

The wreck was reported at 1:38 p.m. on Dawn Road, which is near Rehoboth Road north of Cottageville.

Highway patrol Cpl. Bob Beres said 37-year-old Shannon E. Dildine was driving the 2006 Chevrolet Impala, a semi-marked patrol car, on the driveway when he became distracted and the car drifted into the yard and struck a tree.

North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said Dildine is an officer at the department and was on his way to work.

No one was injured and the car did not require towing.