COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Gov. Nikki Haley says two well-known public servants arrested on DUI charges in the past month should both resign, immediately.
Richland County Councilman Kelvin Washington and 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers have both been charged with DUI in two separate crashes in February.
During a 2 p.m. news conference, Haley told reporters it was time for both men to step down.
"When you look at any elected officials that believe they are above the law, there's a problem," Haley said. "I think they should both resign. I think right now that our office is looking at options and continue to see where we go from here. This has been an issue that has been a problem in South Carolina for a long time. When you have elected officials that are actually getting arrested for that, that's a real problem."
In Myers' case, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said he called for an officer to go to the intersection of Old Chapin Road and Beechcreek Road on Feb. 23. There, troopers found a 2007 Lexus abandoned by its driver after striking a utility pole. Troopers identified the car as belonging to Myers and think he was trying to make a left turn heading toward his house and lost control.
At his home, according to troopers, Myers told investigators he was ran off the road.
Washington's incident, meanwhile, happened on Feb. 28 when investigators say he rear-ended car and sent two people to the hospital with injuries. Washington told troopers he only had one beer that night.
Cries for both men's resignations have only grown louder in the past several days. Neither have issued statements.