Illustrated by Steve Stegelin

Charleston police responded Sept. 25 to a report of a drunk woman refusing to leave a downtown restaurant. She told the officer she was staying at a nearby hotel and he offered to escort her there. She could barely stand in the lobby, and when he helped her sit down, she became irate and started hitting him with her purse. He arrested her for public intoxication.

A different kind of mini bar
Charleston police and first responders found an unconscious man behind the wheel of a truck Sept. 21 that was parked in a Folly Beach Harris Teeter lot. When fire officials managed to wake him, the man said he had “a few mini bottles” while he was parked. Police found 17 empty mini bottles and five unopened Fireball Whiskey mini bottles in the car, not to mention six unopened vodka mini bottles between his legs. He was arrested for public intoxication.

Defensive driving
Charleston police responded Sept. 21 to a Daniel Island warehouse where a man said his uncle broke into his van and stole $2,000 in cash. He said he jumped on the hood of his uncle’s car as he drove away and fell off. He refused medical treatment and signed a refusal to prosecute his uncle. Wonder if he left a dent.


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