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Woman charged with felony DUI, child endangerment after head-on Mount Pleasant wreck

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Tiffany Marie Hutson (Al Cannon Detention Center)

Mount Pleasant Police have charged a woman with felony DUI and child endangerment after they say she caused a head-on crash Tuesday, sending four people, including herself, to the hospital.

Police say Tiffany Marie Hutson, 29, crossed the center line in her SUV Tuesday on Wando Park Boulevard shortly before 6:30 p.m., hitting another SUV head-on.

According to police, the passenger and driver of the second SUV suffered "great bodily injury." Officers say Hutson also suffered an injury to her leg, and was hospitalized. A juvenile in the vehicle with Hutson at the time of the wreck was also hospitalized. The extent of the juvenile's injuries are unclear.

In an incident report provided by Mount Pleasant PD, the arresting officer noted smelling alcohol on Hutson's breath, and that he speech was slurred. The officer says Hutson failed several pysical sobriety tests, and could not recite a portion of the alphabet as instructed.

The officer reports Hutson's account of the wreck and where she had been prior did not make sense. According to the incident report, Hutson told the officer she'd had four or five beers, and she claimed to be a "three or four" on a scale of 1-to-10 for drunkenness.

By the time Hutson arrived at the hospital for her injuries, police say a two-hour window for breathalyzer testing had passed, so her blood was drawn for testing after officers obtained a warrant.

Hutson was booked into jail shortly after midnight Wednesday morning after being released from the hospital. She has since been released on $60,000 bond.