Crime in the Creek
The following incidents were obtained from Goose Creek Police Department reports:
• A Goose Creek man was pulled over at about 4:30 a.m. on a recent day after his vehicle was swerving to the left of the centerline into the other lane. The driver smelled of alcohol, and told the officer he had consumed two beers.
At one point during the traffic stop the driver vomited on his car door and on the ground. The officer asked on a scale of one to 10, with 10 being the drunkest, how drunk the driver was. He replied, “eight.”
The driver failed field sobriety tests. The officer then found a number of pills on the ground near the passenger side of the vehicle where a passenger was. The passenger said they were muscle relaxers. When asked if she had a prescription she said she did not.
Five pills were recovered from the ground and an open vodka bottle was recovered from under the passenger seat. The passenger was charged with possession of schedule 4 drugs and the driver was charged with DUI.
• On the night of April 19 two men were asked to leave a local bowling alley for being disorderly. An officer escorted the men outside and noticed they were extremely irate and intoxicated.
The officer asked if they had someone to call to pick them up but they said they would just walk. The officer said that is not advisable due to their intoxicated state. The officer asked if they were taking a taxi. “I’m not taking a cab, take me to jail,” one subject replied.
The officer asked for the last time if they would be willing to take a cab. “Only if you’re paying for it,” one of the subjects said.
The subjects were placed under arrest for public intoxication. They were taken to the detention center.
• An officer responded to Alliance Boulevard the evening of April 18 after a vehicle mishap. An employee of a discount store was rolling a moving shelf down the sidewalk in front of the business when it tipped over and struck the victim’s vehicle. Store employees had completed an in-house report and requested a police report for insurance purposes. Two employees were moving the shelf when it struck the edge of the handicapped ramp in the sidewalk, causing it to fall onto the vehicle. The estimated cost to repair the damaged vehicle is $500.