A Beaufort County deputy was injured in a accident early Friday morning when his patrol car struck a tree.
The Highway Patrol says it happened around 1:30 a.m on Highway 92, near Bath.
Deputy Mark Oakley had to be cut out of his vehicle by rescue workers. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says Oakley was treated for minor injuries and released from Beaufort County Medical Center around 3:45 a.m.
Deputies say Oakley was responding to a panic alarm at a home when he lost control of his patrol vehicle.
Troopers say Oakley's patrol car was totaled in the accident. They say because he was responding to a call there will be no charges brought.