Detention Center officer jailed on DUI charge

Alfred Joseph Asher

A county jail guard ended up behind bars early Monday after a traffic stop on Folly Beach led to his arrest on a charge of driving under the influence.

Alfred Joseph Asher, 29, was arrested about 2:45 a.m. after an officer with the Folly Beach Department of Public Safety spotted a vehicle driving the wrong way on a one-way street, said Maj. Jim Brady of the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office.

Asher has been a detention officer at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center since 2006. He was placed on administrative leave without pay, Brady said.