Man jailed for DUI after asking officers for directions in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – A man is behind bars for drunken driving, among other charges, after Division of Natural Resources officers noticed the man seemed intoxicated when he pulled over to ask them for directions Sunday night.

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Richard Troy Haddock, Sr., 45, of Hanahan

According to a police report from South Carolina Highway Patrol, Richard Troy Haddock, Sr., 45, of Hanahan, was arrested Sunday evening around 10:08 p.m. when he pulled over at US 701 and Choppee Road in Georgetown County to ask DNR officers for directions. Officers immediately called for South Carolina Highway Patrol when they noticed Haddock may be drunk.

Troopers note on the incident report that Haddock appeared dazed and had a child in the car with him. A strong smell of alcohol was noted, so troopers asked Haddock if he had been drinking. The driver told officers the smell was “Mad Dog” and that he had drank a bottle of it during the evening.

Haddock proceeded to fail three field sobriety tests, and was charged with DUI second offence, child endangerment and open container violation. Troopers called family members of the 14-year-old in the car with Haddock to come pick up the child.

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