Tuesday, July 22, 2014
A Summerville man has been charged with felony driving under the influence resulting in death following a July 11 wreck.
John Dodge Haynes, Jr., 52 years old at the time of the incident, was arrested by Summerville Police. The charge was entered into the court system Monday.
Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet said Jane Tee, 66, of Charleston, died July 14 from injuries she suffered in the wreck.
According to an incident report, Haynes crashed into a Honda CRV with four people in it at the intersection of Ladson Road and Midland Parkway at about 10 p.m. Tee was a passenger in the CRV’s back seat. A witness told police that the Honda CRV was headed westbound on Ladson Road and was stopped at a green light; she said Haynes was driving westbound behind the stopped CRV and crashed into it.
When the officer arrived on scene, Haynes’s car was at the corner of the two roads and the CRV was about 200 feet away in the side yard of a home, according to the incident report.
Tee was unconscious when the officer reached her; the officer cut her seat belt to allow EMS access to help her.
The officer also conducted a field sobriety test on Haynes, according to the incident report.
The officer said there was a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” coming from Haynes and that Haynes’s eyes were glassy and his speech slurred.
The officer asked Haynes to recite the alphabet from C to Q, but Haynes skipped several letters and ended with T instead of Q, according to the report.
Haynes was arrested that evening for felony DUI.
He was taken to jail but bonded out July 12 on a $52,274.50 surety bond.