Man cited for public drunkenness after crashed car found

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013

A 21-year-old Goose Creek man got into an apparent drunken escapade that drew the attention of police around 4 a.m. on a recent morning.
Police found a white Chrysler that had evidently gone off the road and crashed into the woods off Crowfield Boulevard near Lakeview Terrace, according to a Goose Creek Police Department incident report.
The vehicle was unoccupied and there were no signs of ejection. Police communications advised the responding officer a white male was spotted in the area bleeding from his face and knocking on nearby resident’s doors, according to the report.
The vehicle was towed as the officer received a tip from police communications that the subject was at a certain address. The man who answered the door said he believed the subject was inside his garage.
The subject was indeed lying on the floor of the garage. The officer lifted him to an upright position and detained him in handcuffs, according to the report. There was a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the subject, who told police he was at his brother’s house in Sedgefield.
When asked where his car was the subject said he didn’t know. The officer said the car was totaled and had been towed.
“That’s not my car,” the subject responded.
The subject appeared to have injuries to his head and face including cuts, abrasions and broken teeth. The subject said he’d been in a fight at a Charleston saloon and his friend was driving his car, according to the report.
He was taken to a local hospital and issued drunkenness in public and trespassing on private property citations.

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