Man charged with DUI following crash into Lake City dance studio

(Viewer submitted photo and FCDC photo)

Merril Irving McKnight, 38, is charged with DUI first offense after officers say he crashed his car into a dance studio on West Main Street in Lake City Sunday night, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with S.C. Highway Patrol.

The Florence County Detention Center online booking report shows McKnight is also charged with open container.

Viewer submitted pictures show that the car crashed through the studio walls and wound up inside the building.

McKnight has been released from the Florence County Detention Center on $1,255 bond.

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