A South Carolina man was arrested after he was observed weaving his blue Hyundai in and out of traffic and driving over 100 mph Friday. According to Kershaw County South Carolina Deputies, the driver was barreling west bound down Interstate 20. He was clocked at speeds of up to 107 miles per hour. When he was finally stopped, law enforcement officers found an open can of beer along with a half-empty gallon of vodka in his vehicle.
Matthew Christopher Temples, 25, of Newberry, South Carolina, was administered field sobriety tests and failed. He was then placed under arrest. Sheriff Matthews said that Temples was intoxicated at the time of his arrest and was charged with his 3rd offense of DUI and having open containers of alcohol in his vehicle.
Matthews said Temples’ blood alcohol level was later determined to be .18, more than twice the legal limit.
DMV records indicate that Temples has had two previous DUI convictions and was driving his vehicle Friday on a suspended license as a result of the prior convictions.
Thankfully, there was no one was injured or killed in this incident where the driver was clearly breaking the law.
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