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Crash into BBQ barn nets DUI charge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A Charleston man is facing a drunk driving charge after police say he crashed into a barn at a barbecue restaurant early Monday.

Police were called just after 2 a.m. to White Oak Drive and Savannah Highway, Bessinger's BBQ, Monday. There, they found a Ford pickup with heavy damage to its front end.

Also, according to a report from the Charleston Police Department, Max Graber was walking around the area, bleeding from the ear.

Police say Graber told them he finished a shift at Red Lobster and then went to another location and drank four beers. Investigators say Graber said he believed a red car struck him as he was driving and caused him to drive into the building.

A parking block and a pillar that supports a barn on the property were damaged, according to the report.

Graber "smelled strongly of an alcoholic beverage," police wrote in the report.

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