It’s summertime and the drunks are out

  • Saturday, July 6, 2013

Police made multiple arrests last week for drunkenness, public intoxication and DUI, according to incident reports.
On June 26, Summerville Police received a report from a newspaper carrier, that there were two unresponsive people in a vehicle on Winslow Lane, Cross Creek in Summerville. Responding police discovered a Mercedes parked in someone’s yard with the lights on and the car running.
Attempts to wake up the passenger resulted in the passenger’s confusion and inability to roll down the window. After many attempts to roll down the window using the volume button on the radio, the passenger managed to get the window down.
Police then attempted to awaken the driver who was confused and non responsive to police requests for license and registration.
Eventually the driver told police she did not have a license. She did tell police she lived at Creekside Mobile Home Park. Neither passenger nor driver had any idea where they were.
Both were charged with Public Intoxication.
On June 22, Summerville Police came upon a blue BMW stopped in the middle of the road on Country Club Blvd.  Approaching the vehicle, police determined the only occupant was the driver who appeared to have fallen asleep with the engine running. Police turned the engine off and observed a glass in the cup holder filled with a brown alcohol-smelling beverage.
After attempts to wake the driver by speaking to him failed, the officer shook the driver’s shoulder three times until the driver finally awoke and placed his hands on the steering wheel as if he were driving. When asked, the driver did not know where he was or where he was going. When asked how much alcohol he had to drink the driver looked at the cup holder and grabbed his chest stating the officer “was scaring him.” He insisted he was not ill. Twice while the officer was speaking to him, the driver fell asleep and had to be shaken awake. The driver was arrested for public intoxication and his vehicle towed.
On June 23 SPD responded to the Kangaroo service station on West 5th North Street for a report from a concerned citizen of a drunken subject. On arrival, police observed a man wearing only pants, sitting in a black van at the fuel pumps. Police observed the fuel nozzle lying on the ground and a line of trash scattered across the parking lot from the driver’s door of the vehicle. Smelling the odor of alcohol emanating from the driver, police observed the driver’s pants to be partially zipped and his genitals exposed.
At the request of the officer, the driver exited the vehicle and zipped his pants. When asked if he had been drinking he told police, “no.”
However, the driver was swaying and stumbling and had difficulty standing up. He was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication.

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