North Charleston man charged with felony DUI after officer-involved Saturday crash, SCHP confirms

Crime News

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina Highway Patrol confirms Judd Novak, 49, of North Charleston has been charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily injury after a Saturday collision involving a Berkeley County deputy.

Novak was hospitalized after sustaining injuries following the accident – upon his release, he was taken into custody.

“This is the fifth time, recently, that a Berkeley County deputy has been injured in the line of duty by a drunk
driver,” Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said. “There is no excuse to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after you have been drinking. There are many options that would prevent the injury or death of an innocent
motorist.”

Novak is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center with a restrictive bond of $100,000.

The collision remains under investigation by the SCHP with the assistance of the SCHP MAIT.

Count on 2 for updates.

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