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Police Blotter - When you booze you lose

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'I want a raise'

A soon-to-be former employee of a local hotel showed up at work one day in his pajamas, with his girlfriend and reeking of booze.

He wasn't scheduled to work that day so his arrival was odd. He approached the front desk and demanded to speak with management in regards to a pay raise. The manager invited him into the office to talk. When he demanded a pay raise they told him no. He responded by saying "I quit." Well lucky for him, management accepted his resignation and said, "since you are no longer an employee here you must leave the premises."

Well wouldn't you know it, he refused to leave and told the manager, “I got you, I got you, I got you.”

He did eventually leave and management called police to have a report filed. Police contacted him but he refused to tell officers what happened earlier. He was told never to return and he replied, "So what if I want to go back? It's only 30 days in county. That does not bother me because I’m a thug."

A copy of the trespass notice was delivered to the hotel and one mailed to the suspect.

Yeah, right

Late one night an officer noticed a vehicle cross over the solid yellow line on Royall Avenue.

The vehicle then turned right onto Pitt Street and pulled into a driveway.

The officer drove on by and waited a bit and sure enough the car pulled out of the driveway and back onto Pitt Street. The officer pulled back in behind the car which then turned onto another street and into another driveway. This time the officer pulled in behind him and the driver immediately got out of the driver seat of the vehicle and walked away from his vehicle.

The driver appeared to be very nervous as he was sweating profusely and his hands were extremely shaky. The officer asked him why he was so nervous and what he was doing in the area. He said he was coming from his friend's house and that he had a flat tire and that’s why he pulled into the house on Pitt Street. He said his other friend had a jack and would help him change his tire. Eventually he confessed that he did not know whose house he pulled into and that he was nervous because he had a gram of weed in his vehicle. Sure enough the officer found it and he was given a citation for the simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hit and run

A drunk woman side swiped another car while driving down Highway 17 and just kept cruising on down the road. The victim followed the suspect and called the police to report the hit and run.

The victim said when the suspect pulled into the apartment complex he got out and confronted him. The police arrived and questioned the suspect who denied even driving at all. But there was fresh paint transfer on both cars and his hood was still warm from just being driven. And the fact that no one else had access to his car led officers to believe he wasn't telling the truth.

According to the police report there was a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the man and speech was noticeably slurred. The officer again asked him how the damage got on his vehicle and he stated that he wasn’t driving. The officer asked him where he was coming from and he stated he walked over to the Harris Teeter to get something to eat. However, the grocery store was actually closed.

The officer informed him that he could smell the booze on his breath and that it would be in his best interest to tell the truth. He stated he was home all day. He refused to do field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI 2nd. There was a ticket stub for a concert earlier that day for an event in North Charleston. The officer went back to the patrol vehicle and asked the suspect about the stub since he stated that he hadn’t left his house all day. The suspect then said that concert was for Sunday. It was clearly listed on the ticket stub Saturday May 5, 2018.

He was taken to the station where he refused the breath test and was then taken to jail.

Too honest

A man pulled over for suspected DUI took no time in admitting to the officer that he shouldn't have been driving. He performed the field sobriety tests but did not pass and was arrested for DUI. He was asked by the officer, on a scale of one to 10 how drunk he thought he was. He gave himself a five. 

The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication. See more columns at www.moultrienews.com.

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