• Friday, January 31, 2014

Fighting out of court

Although she waited for a while per the request of the judge at Summerville court, when she finally left the Summerville Town Hall, a Summerville woman discovered her exit blocked by another woman against whom she had been in court.

After much pushing and shoving and profanity, the police responded, broke up the altercation and sent everyone on their way after walking with them.

Drunk is drunk

Responding to a report of a driver swerving in the roadway, Summerville Police located the vehicle in the parking lot of Checkers on Rte. 78 and N. Main. The driver – Carlton Furby, 35, of Ladson – was reclining in the driver’s seat, and told the officer “really, I am going to my house … I’m just sitting here for my food.”

The officer asked if he had anything to drink and he said “no” and when asked if he would take a Standard Field Sobriety test, he responded “I’m just parked right here.”

As he stepped out of the vehicle he told the officer he was not driving. When the officer asked how he got to Checkers without driving he responded, “I meant I was not driving when you pointed me out.”

Furby smelled moderately of alcohol, according to the report and failed the test. He was arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence.

Furby refused to give a breath sample mandating the suspension of his driver’s license, which he surrendered. He was transported to DCLEC to await a bond hearing.


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