SOUTH CAROLINA: Lawmaker busted for DUI; Charleston Councilman says he is innocent

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City Councilman Harry Griffin on Saturday was arrested in Berkeley County on charges of driving under the influence (DUI).


“I want to thank my family and friends for their overwhelming support today. I want to go on the record now and proclaim my innocence, as I will be vindicated in court in due time. I will be making a formal statement this week.” – Harry Griffin on Facebook


According to the incident report, deputies were conducting a traffic checkpoint on County Line Road when Griffin drove through shortly before 8:00 p.m. READ MORE


Two Berkeley County deputies are recovering from injuries sustained after a drunk driver collided with them. The collision occurred on I26 eastbound near exit 203, just after 1 a.m., Saturday night. The deputies were assisting the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCHP) with a previous wreck when they were injured.

“This was preventable.” Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said. “Memorial Day Weekend is, unfortunately, a very dangerous time for many motorists. Thankfully, our deputies were treated and released from the hospital.”