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South Carolina county official faces DUI charge

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.

Fatal South Carolina accident leads to drunk driving charges

There are times when accidents are simply ruled an accident, and no one faces criminal charges related to the incident. There are also times when police feel there is more to investigate and believe there is a reason to file charges against one or more parties involved in a car accident. A recent South Carolina car accident led to felony drunk driving charges being filed against one of the drivers.

The accident occurred on a weekend as a man was driving a Chevy Equinox. His vehicle hit a Jeep on the road just after noon on a Saturday. The Jeep was being driven by a 17-year-old female. The driver who hit her was taken to a medical facility for injuries he received in the crash.

Bad dinner leads to domestic violence charge in South Carolina

Whenever couples have private disputes, there are times when it leads to police intervention. If police are called to a home and there appears to have been any kind of physical contact, they may have to press domestic violence charges against one or more of the parties involved. A recent dispute in South Carolina between a husband and wife at an apartment led to domestic violence charges against the wife.

The cops were called to the scene when a report was made about a woman yelling for help as she banged on someone’s door. She originally told police her husband had a gun, but later told police he was not armed at all. She did contend that she was assaulted by her husband after saying her steak was overcooked.

Tip leads to drug charges in South Carolina

There are times when citizens call police with a tip about alleged illegal activity they may believe is taking place in a home. Police then follow-up on that tip if they believe there may be merit behind it. In one South Carolina case, a recent tip to police officers led to an arrest, and now two people are facing drug charges as a result.

Police received information concerning suspected drug activity within a home. The authorities went to the home to investigate the claim. Authorities indicated that the home was the site of previous drug activity, namely meth activity.

South Carolina woman faces drunk driving charge and more

Police often pull over people and investigate to see if suspicions are correct or if there may be more to a situation than they suspected originally. If so, the person pulled over may face additional charges that he or she may not have anticipated. Recently in South Carolina, a woman was stopped and now faces a number of charges, including drunk driving.

The woman was pulled over and given field sobriety tests. She had reportedly failed the tests given by officers. She then told them that she had a toddler son who was located at the home and was alone at the time. The incident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on a Monday morning.

Police chief in South Carolina faces a domestic violence charge

Understandably, the police investigate and take any allegations of domestic violence very seriously. In South Carolina and elsewhere, a domestic violence charge can affect one's home life and also a person’s career. If a person accused in South Carolina is in law enforcement, that person may be suspended from his or her duties even before the charge is addressed in court.

In one South Carolina town, a police chief was accused and arrested for domestic violence. The 39-year-old chief was accused of hitting his son with a piece of wood repeatedly. His son is 14 years old. He was also accused of grabbing and also throwing his wife.

South Carolina investigation leads to drug charges for many

Whenever police and other agencies team up to investigate a situation, the actual investigation may go on for some time. People involved may not even be aware that they are being investigated for anything. Around a year ago, an investigation in South Carolina was put in motion, and now many people are facing drug charges as a result.

Several agencies were involved as arrest warrants were issued for 21 people. The investigation was referred to as “Operation Beach Sweep.” One home was searched as part of the investigation, and people inside were arrested as a result.

South Carolina man accused of drunk driving, hitting man

Traveling down the street can be dangerous for both drivers and for cyclists. In South Carolina, a bicyclist recently became involved in an accident after being hit by a car. The driver who stands accused of allegedly hitting him was arrested and faces charges of drunk driving.

The incident happened on a Sunday, early in the day. A 24-year-old man was driving down the road in a Nissan and came upon a bicyclist, at which point the cyclist was hit. The driver who allegedly hit him continued on down the road for a few blocks before he returned to the scene of the crash. He reportedly returned on foot.

Search ends in drug charges for South Carolina man

The execution of a search warrant must be conducted under certain conditions, and the law must be upheld for the protection of the officers and also the person whose home is being searched. When officers do execute a search warrant, they may find and enter certain things into evidence against an individual. The execution of a search warrant against a South Carolina man ended in that man facing a number of drug charges.

On a Friday, authorities conducted a search of a house belonging to a 43-year-old man. They allegedly found almost 200 grams of cocaine in the house along with an amount of a cocaine base. They also found a Glock pistol and a great deal of cash -- nearly $10,000.

South Carolina man charged with domestic violence

Any kind of altercation or argument between couples in a relationship can easily become heated or escalate beyond what either party may have anticipated. However, despite any intent or the status of the relationship between the couple, when police are called to the scene and any unwanted physical contact has occurred, they can make an arrest and charge one or both parties with domestic violence. Recently, an incident at a South Carolina house led to the arrest and prison sentence for a man after an altercation with his girlfriend.

Police responded to a house to find a woman unable to move. Her 51-year-old boyfriend had allegedly assaulted her. It was reported that he had thrown a Blu-ray disc player at her, along with a salt shaker and a walker that belonged to the woman. It was also reported that the woman may have been struck with a hammer in her head.

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