Jacksonville man accused of running over 2 lying on South Carolina beach

David McCarty (Photo: Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center)
David McCarty (Photo: Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center)

SULLIVANS ISLAND, S.C. – A Jacksonville man is charged with running over two people lying on a South Carolina beach.

David Brian McCarty, 29, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, according to the Charleston County jail website.

Police were called to Sullivans Island on Friday night and found two people with back injuries. They were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in Charleston. The woman was in good condition and the man was in critical condition.

Officers found vehicle parts on the beach. Officers responding later to a domestic violence call found a damaged vehicle and questioned McCarty, who said he thought he had hit some driftwood on the beach.

McCarty also is charged with criminal domestic violence.

It was not known if he has an attorney.