Preparing gun for hunting while in bed with a cocktail not smart

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Police happened to be behind a driver who was allegedly intoxicated. The driver was traveling along Coleman Boulevard when he hit the center median. He was able to recover and keep driving but officers were hot on his tail and pulled him over.

He was asked to step out of the car, and the officer asked if he was okay. According to the incident report he mumbled something about being fine.

When asked where he was headed, he said “home.” When asked where he was coming from, he said “around.”

The report said the officer noticed slurred speech, glassy eyes and slow response to questions from the suspect.

The officer smelled alcohol on the man’s breath and also noticed that he swayed while trying to keep his balance.

He was asked how much he had to drink that night and he replied that he only had one drink.

The officer asked him again where he was coming from and he said he had been shopping.

The officer asked him again, just to clarify and then the man responded he was coming from his house.

The man was given field sobriety tests which he was not able to pass, according to the incident report. He was arrested for DUI and refused to blow into the Breathalyzer. He was then taken to jail.


A man was at home, having a cocktail and preparing to go hunting the next day. According to a police report, he put a 15 round magazine into his Smith and Wesson 9 mm handgun.

He was in bed, watching a movie and he went to put his gun away. When he did so, it went off and fired right into his hip.

Luckily the round went completely through and did not hit any bones.

His wife heard the shot, ran to the room and found him in agony. She rushed him to the hospital. That particular hunting trip was canceled but luckily his life wasn’t.

Just snapped

A couple going through a separation finally came to the conclusion that they needed to get divorced. The wife still had a key to the residence and was free to come and go.

On the day her husband called her and told her it was time to file for the divorce, she showed up at the house with a bottle of wine and asked to talk to him. He refused to talk to her and asked her to leave. She became upset and threw a wine glass at her husband.

It landed on the stairs and shattered.

The husband then went downstairs to the garage and attempted to leave the house. She followed him, according to the police report. In an attempt to prevent him from leaving, she picked up a stone statue and slammed it into the vehicle and shattered the wind shield and both taillights.

He then stood between the wife and his car to try to stop her and she ended up falling backwards on her backside. She finally got up and left the house.

The husband called police. He gave them her phone number and she said she was on the way to the hospital due to an injury sustained in her fall.

The police met the woman at the hospital and she said she had been married for over 30 years and, after having problems for many years, they were calling it quits.

According to the report, she explained to police that she tried to talk to her husband about the divorce and the financial settlement, but he refused to talk to her and asked her to leave. She said she just “snapped,” according to the police report. That’s when she threw the wine glass and damaged the car. She said she took full responsibility for what she did and was very sorry.

There was nothing further in the report.


Police were called to some bushes off the side of Basketweave Drive because a man was taking a little siesta.

According to the police report, it appeared he had peed in his pants due to the large wet spot in that area of his jeans.

The report indicated he had an odor of alcohol about him as well.

The man did not speak English and the police who responded did not speak Spanish.

They showed them their own wallets in an attempt to get him to hand over his ID. He did not understand this type of sign language.

He was arrested for public drunkenness.

They searched his pockets and found his ID. Off to the side of him in the grass was also a cold beer that had been opened.

Once at the jail they found a translator and confirmed he was a Mexican citizen. He was asked if he would like to speak with the Mexican consulate and the man replied that he was “no problem” and that the officer was “no problem” and that he did not want to speak to the consulate.


Anyone who owns a YETI cooler loves it and can appreciate how expensive they are. That is probably why when a man had his stolen off his boat, he was quick to file a police report.

He told the responding officer that the cooler was secured by a thick steel cable which had been cut. The $500 cooler will likely never be found, and what a shame.


A man called police and reported that he saw someone peeking in his truck window. He gave the dispatcher his address to have police come and check out the complaint. However, the address he gave the dispatcher was the address to his apartment’s clubhouse.

Dispatch called the man back and asked him to step outside so police could see him as they drove around the complex.

He was located and told police he looked outside his window and saw his truck rocking. He said he saw someone leave the driver’s side and go to another car in the lot.

He told police his truck was locked and his prescription medicine was missing.

There was no damage to the man’s vehicle, according to the police report.

And, an officer looked through the window of the man’s truck and saw the prescription medicine sitting right there on the center console.

The police report said that the man’s speech was slurred and he was unsteady on his feet.

He was also unable to communicate with the responding officers clearly. He was asked if he was on any kind of medication and he said just Ambien.

When asked if he had been drinking he said he had not. Police were able to contact the man’s brother and have him come to the apartment.

He said he would take care of his brother for the night and police left.

The Police Blotter is intended to be an informative and/or humorous column written from police reports obtained from the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Many of the stories come from the initial incident reports and, occasionally, supplemental reports. Generally, cases have not been adjudicated at the time of publication. See more columns at www.moultrienews.com.

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