Lexington county deputy arrested for DUI
A Lexington County deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave after South Carolina state troopers charged him with driving under the influence.
Troopers transported Robert Scott Smith to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center Friday night after he failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. Smith was off duty when he was arrested.
Smith was driving his personal vehicle on Interstate 26 when he made contact with another vehicle as he attempted a lane change near mile marker 97 in Irmo, according to state troopers. No injuries were reported.
Smith reportedly was charged with having a level of less than .10%. The legal blood-alcohol limit in South Carolina is .08%.
A judge released Smith from jail without bond Saturday morning.
Smith, 57, has been a Lexington County deputy since 1982.