Video shows DUI arrest of SCDOT director
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Police dashboard video of the arrest of former Department of Transportation director Robert St. Onge shows him telling the arresting trooper he had some vodka the night before but did not consider himself impaired.
The video provided Monday through a public records request shows St. Onge was alone in his Honda when he was pulled over on Interstate 20 at 8 a.m. Friday. He was arrested after several sobriety tests and driven in handcuffs to the Lexington County jail. According to the incident report, a breath test taken there registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent.
St. Onge appeared calm and respectful throughout the roadside process. He did ask not to be in handcuffs and said “today’s the day my job ends.”
Gov. Nikki Haley accepted his resignation Friday.