A Charleston County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Sunday morning after he crashed his car into a guardrail on Interstate 526 and Highway 17. The 37 year-old man has been charged with a first offense driving under the influence.
According to police, the deputy smelled strongly of alcohol, was uneasy on his feet, had slurred speech, and glassy eyes. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, so he was arrested and taken to Cannon Detention Center.
The man was released from jail the next morning. He has been placed on administrative leave without pay. This is the fourth Lowcountry officer to be arrested for drunk driving.