MONCKS CORNER -- A man who struck two vehicles, including a school bus, Monday on Old Whitesville Road was driving under the influence of alcohol, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
None of the four students on the bus were injured, and neither was the bus driver.
About 2:30 p.m., a man driving a pickup truck tried to pass a line of vehicles on the two-lane road, Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Bob Beres said.
The driver cut back into the line of vehicles, striking a sport utility vehicle and a school bus. The impact caused the pickup truck to go off the road and flip over, Beres said. The driver of the pickup was flown to Medical University Hospital.
There were four Whitesville Elementary School students on the bus, said Kathie Sizemore, a spokeswoman for the Berkeley County School District. None were injured. The children were transferred to another bus and taken home, she said. The SUV driver was uninjured.
William S. Alongi, 24, is being charged with driving under the influence, Beres said.
Alongi will be taken to the Hill-Finklea Detention Center upon his release from the hospital, Beres said.
According to court records, Alongi of Moncks Corner was out on bail awaiting trial on an unrelated charge. At the time of the wreck, he was wearing a court-ordered ankle monitor.
Alongi was charged in March by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office with attempted murder, criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature and malicious injury to property. Details about the incident were unavailable.
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