Charleston County Sheriff J. Al Cannon, Jr.
At 1:22 a.m., Jan. 1, 2017, Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly responded to a single car collision on Ashley River Road near Wappoo Road.
Police said that responding deputies reported finding a beer can on the floorboard of the driver’s side and an empty beer box inside the car.
A report states Baker was in and out of consciousness as he spoke to a deputy.
The deputy said he could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from Baker and advised him that he was under arrest.
CCSO officials said the accident began when a white Buick Park Avenue was traveling northbound on Ashley River Road at a high rate of speed.
“The vehicle slid across oncoming lanes and struck a tree stump in front of the Ashley Oaks Plaza,” CCSO officials said.