Woman charged with DUI in crash that injures North Myrtle Beach officers

Shanah Seneca. Photo provided by J. Reuben Long Detention Center

A woman has been charged with Driving Under the Influence after running a red light and causing a crash that injured two North Myrtle Beach officers.

Shanah Seneca, 34, of North Myrtle Beach, has been charged with DUI by South Carolina Highway Patrol after a wreck Saturday morning, according to a police report.

According to the report, two North Myrtle Beach police officers were at the scene of an accident Saturday morning on Highway 17 and Main Street when a Honda Pilot ran a red light and hit another vehicle. The vehicle that was struck then hit the patrol car and struck one of the officers in the leg.

The Honda Pilot continued driving and hit the other officer, causing him to fly about 15 feet onto the sidewalk, according to the report. The car kept going and rolled on top of that officer's legs.

The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified as Seneca, got out of the car and tried to hide in some bushes about 30 feet away from the accident, the report said.

The first officer got out of the patrol car and backed the Honda Pilot off of the other officer's legs and put Seneca into custody.

South Carolina Highway Patrol was called to the scene to investigate and the two officers were taken to the hospital, the report said.

Both officers suffered injuries to their lower bodies and were released from the hospital.