All citizens are expected to abide by the law. When an elected official is in a government-owned vehicle, any kind of criminal charge can lead to more than just legal consequences. The ability to stay in a certain employment position or to have access to a government vehicle could be impacted. Recently a deputy coroner in Lexington County was arrested on a South Carolina DUI charge for an incident involving a county-owned vehicle.
Law enforcement authorities in West Columbia apparently received a call about an individual who was sleeping behind the wheel of an SUV. Police say they then found a man asleep behind the wheel, and he was identified as the Deputy County Coroner. Reportedly, he was in a government-issued work vehicle at the time. They also say they found a beer in a cup holder.