Crime & Courts

Naked driver was wearing seat belt, but still gets DUI

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A naked Clover man charged with DUI was wearing only a seat belt when deputies pulled him over Sunday, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies pulled over a 2016 Toyota Highlander on S.C. 557 around 1:30 a.m. Sunday after the driver failed to dim his high beams as he approached and passed a patrol car going the opposite direction, according to a sheriff’s report.

The driver, a 54-year-old Clover man, was “not wearing any clothes, but he did have his seat belt on,” the report states. When asked why he didn’t have any clothes on and if he had been drinking, the driver said he had a couple of beers but didn’t know why he was naked.

The driver seemed dazed and confused about what was going on around him, deputies said. Officers found his clothes in the back of the vehicle and allowed him to dress before performing sobriety testing.

The man was arrested after failing multiple tests, deputies said. He provided a breath sample that yielded a .14 percent blood-alcohol content – almost twice the legal limit.

Teddy Kulmala: 803-329-4082, @teddy_kulmala