• Friday, February 14, 2014

Drunk and driving

Tina Marie Filyaw, 51, of Summerville was charged with DUI 2nd offence Jan. 24 by Summerville Police after being involved in a collision on Bryant St., at W. 1st North St.

According to the report, officers smelled the odor of alcohol and after denying any drinking, Filyaw admitted to two tequila shots several hours earlier. However she failed a Standard Field Sobriety test and was arrested and taken to SPD where she refused a breath analysis and told police she understood that her refusal mandated the suspension of her driver’s license for six months. She was transported to Dorchester County Detention Center in St. George after being checked out at Summerville Medical Center.

Near Miss

Scott Duane Green, 46, of North Charleston was arrested Jan. 29, around 4:30 p.m., by Summerville Police for DUI after almost hitting a patrol car on Trolley Rd., near Timber Lane while traveling at a high rate of speed.

According to the report, Green slowed down immediately and got back into his own lane then veered right over the double yellow line. The officer pulled the vehicle over and it stopped in the median. The officer could smell alcohol emitting from Green from three feet away, he said in his report.

Green told officers he had nothing to drink and “did not drink and drive.” He then said he had one beer around noon, according to the report.

Green failed a Standard Field Sobriety test and was arrested. He was transported to Dorchester County LEC to await a bond hearing.

Dangerous neighborhood

Summerville Police were dispatched to Violet Dr. and Poppy Pl., in Robynwyn Jan. 31, around 10:30 p.m., for a report of shots heard. Units were also dispatched to Holiday Dr. in reference to a citizen finding a shell casing. Police did not observe any foot or vehicle traffic but did locate five 9mm Luger shell casings in the roadway of Violet Dr. The fourth and fifth casings were found at the intersection of Violet and Poppy Pl. After speaking with multiple residents, they all told police they had heard shots fired. Police did not observe any property damage in the area. The shells were collected for evidence. An unknown subject told police he had seen a small white compact car, possible a Honda or Toyota, leaving the area after hearing the shots.

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