Early morning wreck yields DUI arrest


A Summerville man’s apparent decision to pull a U-turn in front of a sheriff’s deputy landed him in jail for DUI.

According to the SC Highway Patrol, John P. Lewis, 30, of Summerville and a passenger, Gregory Lewis were traveling in a Nissan pick up truck on Ladson Road about 5:20 a.m. Monday when John Lewis tried to make a U-turn. Unfortunately, Lewis apparently made the attempt as a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office patrol cruiser was approaching in the opposite lane. The cruiser crashed into the passenger side of the truck.

Deputy Chris Limehouse and Gregory Michael Lewis, 34, of Summerville were transported to Summerville Medical Center, treated and released.

Officers arrested John Lewis and transported him to the Dorchester County Detention Center.

Lewis was released on a $1,799.50 personal recognizance bond.