You’ll recall that back in November, Jennifer Sudderth, fresh from her recent electoral win for Mayor of Hartwell, was charged with DUI in South Carolina. While being arrested, she allegedly tried to use the “power” of her future office to get out of trouble. Shockingly, it didn’t work. Well, she’s now requested a jury trial (set for sometime in 2010) and attributes her allegedly poor driving to “texting while driving.” We still don’t have an explanation for this exchange, though:
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.’”
Oh, those pesky wrist bands just never come off, do they?
The arrest was related to an alleged domestic violence incident on Christmas afternoon. Let’s learn more, shall we?
The deputy called for additional help after arriving and finding Johnson in a “rage,” and throwing all of his wife and child’s belongings into the yard. The deputy reported he also saw Johnson “rack a round” into a black semi-automatic pistol.
The deputy reported Johnson did not point the weapon at anyone, but went back inside the home and barricaded himself in.
Johnson was then ordered to come outside, where he was taken into custody.
During a search of the home for the weapon, deputies found a “large” amount of damage and a destroyed Christmas tree, according to reports.
Johnson’s wife reported the incident began with an argument about their juvenile son’s ability to tie his shoes.