Crime beat

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013

DUI
 
On June 9, police noted a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed in the Azalea Square shopping center. Stopping the vehicle, police noted the driver, who exited his vehicle, appeared dazed and confused. Noting a bulge in the driver’s pocket, police discovered it was a flask. First the driver said it contained whiskey then, later, rum. The driver said he was on the way to the movies. Field sobriety tests were conducted and the driver remanded to Hill-Finklea Detention Center.
On June 1, an off-duty police officer noted a vehicle crossing the center line. The officer stopped the vehicle and an on-duty officer took over. Observing slurred speech and a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the driver, a field sobriety test was conducted.  The driver was then taken to SPD where she agreed to a breath test. The test determined a BAC of .20 percent, more than double the state limit.  The driver was taken to Dorchester County Detention Center.
 
Hit and run
 
On June 10, police responded to the Icehouse on East Doty Avenue for a hit and run. The victim told police it was her person not her vehicle that was hit.  She said the vehicle was brown in color, a Chrysler-like vehicle with a dent in the passenger side of the vehicle near the rear. Multiple witnesses told police they saw the vehicle hit her. The driver of the vehicle was identified by police through a credit card receipt supplied by the bar.
 
Infants and drugs
 
Stopping a vehicle for failure to stop at a stop sign in the Robynwyn subdivision, a subsequent search by a police K-9 unit uncovered large amounts of marijuana. The two men in the vehicle were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute. A five-week-old infant was also in the vehicle. The baby’s mother was called to come and retrieve the infant.
 

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