A 37-year-old Tennessee man is facing charges after he collided head-on with a Myrtle Beach police car carrying two officers Thursday night.
Joshua Gamble and the two police officers all went to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries following the crash that happened just after 8 p.m. on Mr. Joe White Avenue, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The officers were sitting at an intersection on Mr. Joe White when a 2006 Ford sports utility vehicle driven by Gamble came across on the wrong side of the road and struck the police car, Collins said.
The listed speed limit is 40 mph on Mr. Joe White, and Collins said while an approximate speed Gamble wasn’t listed, he didn’t believe high speed to be involved.
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Capt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police, said the two officers hurt in the crash had been released from the hospital and were doing OK on Friday morning.
Gamble was taken to J. Reuben Long Detention Center after being released from the hospital, Collins said. He was charged with driving under the influence and driving without a license, online jail records show.
Collins said testing done to determine what was allegedly impairing Gamble as he drove is pending.