Driver charged with DUI

An Olar man is charged with DUI after wrecking his truck last week.

Willie Sanders, 61, of Olar was traveling north on Ashleigh Road near Bethany Drive when his 1996 GMC pickup truck ran off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol. The wreck occurred around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Sanders was airlifted to the hospital with "serious injuries." He has been charged with DUI, said Jones.