DUI Charge Gets South Carolina Police Officer Fired

Posted by the Charleston DUI Lawyers at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC.

A 28-year-old police officer from Rock Hill, South Carolina was fired after being charged last Sunday with driving under the influence (DUI). Chief John Gregory said Sammy Figueroa was dismissed from the Rock Hill Police Department for an alleged violation of South Carolina drinking and driving laws, violation of personnel resolutions and violation of the police department’s rules of conduct.

Reports revealed Figueroa, who was off duty when he was arrested, was driving an unmarked silver 2008 Chevrolet Malibu on Main Street around 1:20 a.m. and was speeding when the vehicle bottomed out near the railroad tracks in Fort Mill. The vehicle then crossed left of the center line then passed the fog line.

After Figueroa was pulled over by police, they immediately smell alcohol coming from his vehicle. When asked by police, Figueroa was not able to produce his license during the traffic stop. He reportedly failed several field sobriety tests before he was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken to the police department for breath testing. He refused to take a breath test to measure his blood alcohol content.

Figueroa faces a driving under the influence (DUI) charge and a drivers license suspension for refusing to take a breath test at the request of a law enforcement officer. He had been working with the Rock Hill Police for three years and was a finalist for police officer of the year in March.

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