CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) –
Clemson police said a Georgia man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Wednesday after crashing into a business and striking pedestrians with a pickup truck.
The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on College Avenue, according to Chief Jimmy Dixon.
Dixon said John Thompson, 34, from Pooler, GA, was driving a white Ford F-350 that crossed all three lanes on College Avenue, went up the sidewalk, and crashed into the front of The Greek Gallery memorabilia store.
Dixon said two women were struck by the vehicle and transported to the hospital but has since been released. A male victim was not transported from the scene, according to police.
Thompson is also accused of striking a car which was legally parked.
He refused to take a breathalyzer and was initially too intoxicated to take a booking photo following his arrest, Dixon said.
“Thompson is not a Clemson University student and is being held at the Clemson City Jail awaiting a bond hearing,” Dixon said. “As the chief I am extremely grateful this incident was no worse than it was.”
Later on Wednesday, police released a mugshot of
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