A South Carolina State Representative has been arrested for a DUI charge not quite a year after a previous charge of DUI was issued to him. The man was arrested on the grounds of the South Carolina State House, according to police reports. Further, it was reported that the man was brought into jail around 1:00 a.m. He was picked up earlier in the night when officers saw him stumbling around the House grounds, and thereafter they followed him to his car, which was parked in the state House garage. When the man began to drive, he couldn’t drive a straight line and struck a cone while in the garage. When the officer approached the car, the man allegedly smelled of alcohol; and, when he was asked to perform field sobriety tests, he is reported to have declined to comply.
This is not the first time the Representative has been in hot water with regards to driving under the influence of alcohol. In May of last year, he was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, speeding, and illegal possession of a pistol. Further, a 21-year-old female was in his car at the time of arrest; however, he and the young student stated that he had only met her at a local bar and was “giving her a ride home.” While the DUI charge was eventually dropped, this did not occur before he was forced to drop out of the Democratic primary in order to spend time with his family, and confer with his pastor.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in the state of South Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP for a confidential consultation. You can reach our Baxter Village office in Fort Mill, South Carolina at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999. Visit our website here.