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Boater who crashed in Hobcaw ID'ed

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The driver of the boat who crashed in the Hobcaw Subdivision in Mt. Pleasant Friday evening has been identified as 39-year-old Brooks Brown of Mount Pleasant.

Reports state that Brown crashed his boat into three docks Friday around 10 p.m. Witnesses on scene say that Brown hit four boats as well. Originally, Brown said his wife and two small children were on board. But, officials later realized the driver was the sole passenger on board.

According to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Chief, the driver suffered head injuries, and was confused when he said there were three others with him.

A witness on scene said the driver was bleeding from the head but was able to speak with investigators on scene. The boat was described as being roughly 22 feet long.

According to police reports, while officers were surveying the damage, they found an open bottle of beer on the boat. Police also interviewed Brown's wife who said her family spent time in the boat during the day. She said Brown was moving the boat closer to their home when he crashed.

The cause of the incident is unknown at this time. The Department of Natural Resources says they will not release a report until the driver is able to speak with investigators.

Brown is listed in fair condition at MUSC.

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