According to the police reports, the 20-year-old defendant drove to a McDonalds in Fort Mill around 3:00 a.m. for some late night food, and to his dismay, the restaurant was closed for the night.
Not taking no for an answer, and after consuming alcohol, the Tega Cay resident then drove his vehicle into the “customer order screen” while screaming profanities at employees closing down the restaurant.
The defendant initially drove up to the drive-thru window, where he extended his hand through the window into the employee’s personal space. After a few more profanities, the defendant drove away, circled the building, and then smashed his vehicle into the order screen before subsequently driving away.
The screen did have some damage to it, but more importantly, the camera filming the interaction allowed the employees to find the driver’s tag number, and give it to the police. The Police went in search for the defendant’s car, eventually finding it parked at a local Tega Cay house. The defendant was sitting in the driver’s seat at the time the police spotted him.
Upon questioning, the defendant initially denied the interaction, the admitted he was the one that did the damage to the customer screen, and that he would ” pay for the damage.”
Because the defendant was sitting in the vehicle at the time of arrest, with the keys in the ignition, the police were able to administer Field Sobriety Tests to determine if the defendant was in fact intoxicated at the time of the accident. He subsequently failed the tests, and had a Blood Alcohol Concentrate of 0.13, almost double the legal limit.
He was then charged with Driving Under the Influence, and Malicious Injury to Property. His bond was set for $6,000, which he was able to make and be released later that night.
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