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Florida man runs over 2 lying on beach, officials say

1 victim critically injured; Jacksonville man arrested

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

David Brian McCarty, 29, of Jacksonville, was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

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, officials said.

Vehicle parts were found on the beach, officials said, and 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 was also charged with criminal domestic violence.