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DUI charges dismissed against woman in death of North Charleston police officer

Officer Ryan MacCluen (North Charleston Police Dept. via MacCluen family)

DUI charges against Whitney Brooks, 29, have been dismissed in the death of an off-duty North Charleston Police officer who was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Ladson Road in February.

Brooks submitted blood and urine tests for intoxicants following the wreck. Thursday, the 1st Circuit Solicitor's Office announced those toxicology reports have come back negative for any signs of alcohol or illegal substances in Brooks’ system.

Based on the results, charges against Brooks have been dismissed, the solicitor states.

Read the full toxicology report below.

ABC News 4 reached out to Brooks' lawyer, Henry Schlein, Thursday afternoon, who said his client did not have a statement at this time.

He said she is relieved about the charges being dropped and he has no information about her returning to work. Brooks was placed on administrative leave by the Charleston County School District following the wreck.

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On February 15, off-duty officer Ryan MacCluen, who was riding a motorcycle, died after Brooks' car turned in front of him on Ladson Road near Henrietta Drive in Summerville around 9:45 p.m., according to S.C. Highway Patrol.

Officers initially charged the Burke High School teacher with felony DUI, even though she blew a .00 when given a breath analysis test for alcohol following the wreck.

A trooper on scene said that Brooks had red glassy eyes, dry mouth, slow speech, delayed response and and an odor of alcohol was coming from her, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

During the sobriety test, the report stated Brooks also had to use her arms to balance.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety released a statement Thursday afternoon:

“On February 15, 2018, the South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested Whitney D. Brooks for suspicion of DUI from a collision that resulted in the death of Ryan MacCluen. Since that time the agency has received the toxicology report in this case from the State Law Enforcement Division, which showed negative results. The Highway Patrol conferred with the 1st Circuit Solicitor’s Office and the decision was made to dismiss the charge of DUI. This collision remains under investigation utilizing the Highway Patrol’s Multi-Disciplinary Accident Investigation Team. Findings at the conclusion of the investigation will be provided to the Solicitor’s office for a final review.”

According to Coroner Paul Brouthers, toxicology tests were ordered for Ryan Maccluen but those tests aren't expected to come back for several weeks.

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