• Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wrong way Way

Responding to an alarm at Firewater Grille Jan. 20, at 2:43 a.m., Summerville Police observed a vehicle traveling the wrong way on the Berlin G. Myers Parkway.

The vehicle, a Mercury Grand Prix, was traveling north in the southbound lane just before E. 3rd North St., according to the incident report.

The vehicle’s tires struck the median multiple times as it continued up the parkway on the wrong side. At the intersection of Rt. 78 and BGM, it continued up the parkway on the correct side (northbound); however, it continued to cross over the lane lines.

At the intersection of BGM and N. Main St., the vehicle came to a stop at the light with its left-hand blinker on. When the light turned green, the vehicle made a left-hand turn onto North Main. The officer activated emergency lights and attempted to pull it over near Berkeley Circle. Near the intersection of North Main and W. 9th North St., the vehicle activated its right-turn signal and turned right onto W. 9th North St., its right rear tire hitting the curb.

The vehicle came to a stop in the parking lot of SC Federal Credit Union.

The driver – Calvin James Way Jr., 28, of Summerville – told the officer he was not aware he had been traveling the wrong way on the BGM. The driver had slurred speech and smelled strongly of alcohol, according to the incident report.

Way told police he was coming from a nightclub in North Charleston and that he had only three beers in the last hour. He told police he was headed toward the Jedburg area.

After failing a Standard Field Sobriety test, Way was arrested and charged with DUI.

At SPD, he provided a breath sample that determined his BrAC was .16 percent. He was transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

Threaten teacher, go to jail

A 15-year-old found himself in handcuffs after threatening to “slap” a teacher for failing him. On Jan. 14, the young man got his schedule at Givhans Alternative Program, discovered he wasn’t “moving up” and proceeded to disrupt the class, ripping up the schedule and “turning it up in class.”

He was sent for counseling multiple times during the morning but continued to threaten to slap the teacher and “turn it up all year.”

Ultimately he was charged by the Dorchester County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer with Threatening the Life of a Public Official, taken to Dorchester County Annex and booked into the juvenile holding facility.

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