North Charleston chase, wreck leads to felony DUI charge


    Cristobal Moguel-Hernandez (Charleston County Detention Center)

    North Charleston Police have filed a felony driving under the influence charge against a man accused of injuring another person in a wreck late Wednesday night after trying to drive away from police.

    The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, according to police.

    Officers had tried to stop a man for speeding near Rivers Avenue and Otranto Road, according to police.

    The driver pulled over initially, but then drove away at a high speed, police say.

    Officers report the fleeing driver tried turning from Rivers Avenue onto Aviation Avenue during the chase, but ended up hitting an on-coming vehicle, injuring one person inside.

    The suspect, Cristobal Moguel-Hernandez, 22, is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving without a license and driving without insurance in addition to the DUI charge.

    A magistrate on Thursday set bond for Moguel-Hernandez at $150,000. He remains in jail at the Charleston County Detention Center as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

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