PROVIDED by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
Adam Joseph Brunelle
A fiery wreck early Saturday on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. bridge claimed one man’s life, landed a restaurant assistant manager in jail on a felony DUI charge and shut down one of the busiest spans in the region for hours as authorities cleared debris and collected evidence.
The collision occurred at about 4 a.m. near the top of the bridge span when an Audi driven by a man police identified as Adam Joseph Brunelle rear-ended a Mustang.
The impact sent the Mustang spinning until it slammed into the concrete barrier guarding the bridge’s pedestrian path and burst into flames, said Charles Francis, public information officer for the Charleston Police Department.
Deputy Charleston County Coroner Kelly Kraus said her office would release the identity of the dead driver today.
Police charged Brunelle, 32, of 340 Sandpiper Drive in Mount Pleasant, with felony driving under the influence. He was taken to a hospital with minor injuries and was being held late Saturday in the Cannon Detention Center. (Continue Reading)