S Carolina Supreme Court rules safety...

S Carolina Supreme Court rules safety trumps jurisdiction

Saturday Sep 1 Read more: SFGate
GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's highest court has ruled a woman's driving under the influence charge shouldn't be dismissed because her car crashed a few feet outside the city whose officer detained her. Jennifer Alexander was found inside her still running car in a ditch on U.S. Highway 176 in July 2013 by a Goose Creek police officer. The highway was in Goose Creek city limits, but the ditch wasn't. Court records reviewed by The Post and Courier of Charleston say the officer suspected Alexander was drunk, so he asked her to turn off her car and stay put while state troopers responded. Alexander's lawyers said the Goose Creek officer didn't have the authority to detain her outside his jurisdiction.

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