Just into the tip line comes word that Jennifer Sudderth, fresh from her recent electoral win for Mayor of Hartwell, has something new to deal with: DUI charges. She faces a possible fine of $1,022 and is due to appear in Greenville, South Carolina Municipal Court on Thursday.
Even before she is sworn in, Sudderth has already begun to wield the mighty power of her elected office by trying to get out of being arrested. As The Hartwell Sun reports:
The officer asked Sudderth if she had been to any bars that evening and she answered that she had not.
“I then inquired about why she was wearing a ‘Crocs Food and Spirits’ wristband,” the officer wrote. “She looked at her wrist and stated, ‘Sir, I haven’t been to any bars.’”
When the officer attempted to place her under arrest, Sudderth stiffened her arm and pleaded with him to allow her father to pick her up, saying, “Sir, I just got elected.”
Meanwhile, The Independent Mail of Anderson, South Carolina is reporting Sudderth believes the entire incident to be a “misunderstanding” while The Greenville News of Greenville, South Carolina has quoted her as saying “I am innocent of these charges against me which will be proven in a court of law.”
“Proven”, mind you. And she would know! Because, of course, she “just got elected.”