- Associated Press - Saturday, October 14, 2017

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a South Carolina state trooper has been struck by a vehicle while helping with a traffic stop.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Lesley said the trooper was hit around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near U.S. Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet by a passing car.

Authorities say the trooper was taken to a Myrtle Beach hospital, and his injuries don’t appear to be life threatening. His name was not immediately released.

Lesley says 24-year-old Larry Dominique Williams was charged with felony driving under the influence. He is awaiting a bond hearing and it wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.

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This story has been corrected to say the trooper was struck early Saturday morning.

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