SCDPS will prosecute the DUI case against Donnie Myers

SCDPS will prosecute the DUI case against Donnie Myers

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety's Office of General Counsel will prosecute the DUI case against 11th Circuit Solicitor Donnie Myers.

According to department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli, the Office of General Counsel has the authority per the Attorney General's office to prosecute the Myers case.

"Lexington County has a DUI prosecutor in the solicitor's office, but it would be a conflict of interest for someone in the solicitor's office to prosecute the Donnie Myers case," Iacobelli said.

Myers was charged with DUI after an incident on Feb. 22 where South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say he drove off the side of Old Chapin Road trying to make a left turn heading toward his house.

Myers car, according to the Highway Patrol, was found abandoned after striking a utility pole. Myers, meanwhile, was located at his home after troopers say he called 911 to report the accident.

Myers has been the 11th Circuit Solicitor since the 1970's and is now facing calls to step down -- even from Gov. Nikki Haley.

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