• Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Intoxicated and in trouble

A Dorchester County Sheriff’s deputy was on patrol on Hwy. 78 near Deming Way when he had to stop his vehicle to avoid being hit by a vehicle backing out of Quality Dr., onto Hwy. 78. The vehicle then began to travel east on 78, swerving back and forth in its lane. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and smelled the strong odor of alcohol.

The driver – Michele Katherine Day, 48, of Summerville – told the deputy she was upset. Her speech was slurred and she told the deputy she had one Crown Royal and 7-Up. When she exited the vehicle she was “severely stumbling and could not maintain her balance.” She failed a field sobriety test and charged with DUI. The deputy also found an open and cold can of beer in the car. Her Blood Alcohol Content was twice the legal limit.

Intoxicated and off to jail

While patrolling Trolley Rd., Summerville Police observed a blue Hyundai Velost traveling towards Berlin G. Myers, having difficulty staying in its lane. The vehicle stopped for a light over the stop bar. After the light turned green, the vehicle continued on swerving left and right and left of center, traveling into the median. The officer activated his lights to make a traffic stop but the vehicle continued on, turning right on South Main St., eventually stopping in the middle of the road. The officer, using the PA system, instructed to the vehicle to pull into the next cross street. The vehicle attempted to turn left into the cross street but the officer eventually managed to get the vehicle to the right and off the road. The driver, Craig Steven Milos, 23, of Summerville, told the officer he had a “couple drinks” at the Ivory Moon on Trolley Road. He failed a field sobriety test. His Blood Alcohol Content was 0.18 His license was suspended for having a BAC of more than 0.15. This was his second DUI.

Drunk and in a ditch

Summerville Police resonded to Luden Drive for a vehicle in a ditch. The occupant of the vehicle, Theresa Raynor Owens, 53, of Summerville, was sitting in her blue pick-up truck and told police she had “a beer” at a friend’s house. Police observed that Owen’s eyes were bloodshot and glassy, that she swayed while standing and her speech was slurred. She failed a field sobriety test and was charged with DUI. She refused to supply a breath sample.

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