NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An officer with the North Charleston Police Department has been placed on administrative duty after being accused of driving under the influence.
Shaun Weatherford, 27, was arrested by the Mount Pleasant Police Department early Friday morning.
According to an incident report provided to News 2, an officer observed a vehicle increasing in speed while traveling on Coleman Boulevard. “I grabbed my radar remote and confirmed … that the vehicle was traveling 50 mph in a posted 35 mph zone,” the officer said in their report.
Police also reported that Weatherford admitted to drinking five beers and had a strong smell of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and body. He was also unsteady on his feet and had slurred speech, according to the report.
“The North Charleston Police Department is aware of the arrest of Shaun Weatherford during the early morning hours of August 4th. As is typical, Mr. Weatherford, an employee of over six years, has been placed on Administrative Duty until an internal investigation is completed,” said North Charleston Police Chief Greg Gomes in a statement to News 2.
Jail records show Weatherford was booked into the Charleston County Detention Center at 2:45 a.m.