Fire department: Injured firefighter recovering, out of ICU

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The North Charleston firefighter hit by an accused drunken driver is improving in the hospital and has been moved to a rehabilitation center.{}

According to an update from the North Charleston Fire Department, Darin Kingery is slowly recovering from the June 9 accident. He was recently moved out of the Intensive Care Unit at Medical University Hospital, where he spent most of the last month.

"He wishes to pass on a great thank you to all who have supported him and his family to this point," the update reads.

Kingery was helping people involved in an accident on Ashley Phosphate Road when a drunken driver, later identified as{}Felix Garcia-Romero, drove through the accident scene.{}

Police say Garcia Romero{}drove through the scene hitting{}one firefighter, one medic and four other people. He was charged with DUI and issued a $300,000 bond.{}

Police say the alleged drunk driver did not have a U.S. issued driver's license.

The suspect's wife told ABC News 4 she suspects he will be deported.