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South Carolina man charged with drunk driving

A South Carolina man found himself in police custody recently. According to reports, law enforcement officers claim that this individual was speeding and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was promptly arrested and charged with drunk driving.

In the early morning hours of Sept. 10, a 27-year-old male was operating his vehicle in the area of 23rd Avenue North and North Kings Highway. Police claim to have clocked this individual at driving in excess of 25 mph over the speed limit. A routine traffic stop was then initiated.

After stopping the vehicle, the officer on-scene claims to have smelled alcohol in the accused's vehicle. It was also said that the driver looked dazed and his reaction time was slower than it should have been. The accused was asked to perform standard field sobriety tests and give a breath sample -- he allegedly refused both, as is his right.

The accused is said to be a police officer for another city in South Carolina. Since his arrest, his department head has placed him on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation or a judgment in criminal court. A drunk driving charge can ruin a police officer's career, which is no small thing. With so much on the line, how this individual approaches his case is really going matter. With the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney, the accused can get his questions answered so that he can pursue a legal course that will best benefit his personal and professional circumstances.

Source: wpde.com, "Conway police officer on leave after arrest for DUI in Myrtle Beach", Sept. 12, 2017

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