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      Teen hit by off duty SC sheriff's deputy

      HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) - A teen on a mini-bike has been struck an injured by an off-duty Charleston County sheriff's deputy in Hanahan.

      South Carolina Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Judd Jones says the deputy was driving a marked cruiser Tuesday when the bike pulled in front of him.

      The Highway Patrol on Thursday said that the driver of the mini bike was the contributing factor to the collision because he failed to yield the right of way.

      Sheriff's Capt. Kevin Whited says Deputy Shawn James was not hurt and remains on duty. James has been a deputy for 12 years.

      The 13-year-old boy was hospitalized with a broken leg.

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