DUI Crash Shuts Down Capitol Street for Hours

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Charleston DUI Crash Sends Two to Hospital

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) –  One man is being charged with DUI causing bodily injury after police say he hit a parked City of Charleston Street Sweeper around 4 AM Thursday Morning. 

Charleston Police tell us Michael Overton, 33, of Cabin Creek drove his mini-van into the parked street sweeper right in front of the Kanawha County Library. 

Two people were transported to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is still unknown. 

“The Charleston Police Department works with Highway Safety and the Commission on Drunk Driving Prevention through DUI checkpoints, through DUI patrols and other activities to combat drunk driving and we want to encourage everybody to please plan ahead, please make responsible decisions. Do not drink and drive because this can happen to you,” says CPD Traffic Division Commander and Highway Safety Coordinator Sgt. Chris Burford. 

Capitol Street was shut down between approximately 4am-6:30am Thursday morning. Burford tells 13 News this case is still under investigation. 

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