Watch:Lexington Prosecutor Arrested Charged with DUI
LEXINGTON, SC (WOLO/AP)– The South Carolina Department of Public Safety is releasing information regarding the arrest of Donnie Myers on February 22.
The Highway Patrol was called to the scene of Old Chapin Road and Beech Creek Road in Lexington just before 8 p.m. to investigate a single vehicle collision.
Troopers found that a 2007 Lexus had been traveling northbound on Old Chapin Road and attempted to make a left turn onto Beech Creek Road. The vehicle ran off the roadway, striking a utility pole.
There was no occupant with the vehicle. Troopers went to the residence of Mr. Myers in Lexington and after interviewing him determined that he was the driver of the vehicle and was found to be driving under the influence at the time of the collision.
Myers was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Richland County Detention Center where he was offered a datamaster breath test, which resulted in a 0.09% blood alcohol content according to the Department of Public Safety.
Myers was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center due to his position as the solicitor of the 11th Judicial Circuit, which includes Lexington County.
This is Myers third brush with the law, alcohol related.
In 2012 he faced charges of open container in Lexington County. Back in 2005 he was arrested and charged with DUI while driving in Asheville, North Carolina.