Drennan Law Firm Drennan Law Firm Dui & Traffic Law Center
843-352-4149 Free Consultation

South Carolina police officer fired after being charged with DUI

Many residents of South Carolina likely try to keep their personal life and work separate. However, it is unfortunate but true that things that happen in their personal private life will have a professional impact on those in certain lines of work. A South Carolina police officer has found himself in this very unfortunate situation and was recently fired following allegations of his criminal behavior.

The allegations that this man face not only include domestic violence but also drunk driving charges. According to South Carolina police officers, the man had been arguing with his girlfriend off and on for over a day at numerous locations including both of their homes and a public restaurant.

The arguments began on a Thursday at the woman's home. Authorities learned of this argument when an anonymous caller reported the incident the following day. Then, on Friday afternoon, police officers in Columbia responded to a call at a nearby restaurant. According to restaurant employees there had been an argument but the woman denied any such occurrence.

Later that evening the man called authorities and they allegedly heard him hit the woman while he was on the phone. Authorities also said he sounded intoxicated. Sheriff's deputies headed to the man's house and as they approached they saw him driving away. They followed his vehicle and pulled him over. Officers claim the man smelled of alcohol. After refusing a breath test, the man was charged with DUI. He has also since been fired from his job as a South Carolina police officer.

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter and can be accompanied by severe consequences. But there are experienced DUI defense attorneys in South Carolina that want to help those that find themselves in these situations. There are many ways to fight DUI charges whether it's attacking the credibility of the Breathalyzer, the nature of the process followed by authorities or another strategy. DUI defense attorneys will do their best to obtain the least severe outcome for the defendant.

Driving under the influence is never a good idea and can lead to terrible consequences for the driver and for others. However, everyone is entitled to their rights including the presumption that they are innocent until proven guilty.

Source: heraldonline.com, "SC police officer fired after domestic violence, drunken driving arrests," Noelle Phillips, July 10, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Call Drennan Law Firm — Free Initial Consultation

Speak with a Charleston criminal lawyer today who will work with you directly, one-on-one.
Please call us at 843-352-4149 or email us to schedule a meeting or for prompt legal assistance.

Email Us 24/7 For Fast Answers

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Main Office
1350 Chuck Dawley Blvd
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Toll Free: 888-722-6179
Phone: 843-352-4149
Phone: 843-606-2970
Fax: 843-606-2971
Mt. Pleasant Law Office Map

Branch Office
Local: 843-225-2384
Toll Free: 888-722-6179