Conway City Councilman jailed on suspicion of DUI

Conway City Councilman William Goldfinch, IV, was jailed for DUI Sunday morning.

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – A Conway City Councilman was arrested for reportedly driving under the influence over the weekend.

According to Georgetown County Detention Center online booking records, William Goldfinch, IV, was booked into the jail at 3 a.m. Sunday morning for one charge of DUI. Booking information indicates Goldfinch was arrested by South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Goldfinch was released from jail at 10:30 a.m. Sunday on a $992 bond, according to the detention center’s booking website.

Cpl. Sonny Collins with South Carolina Highway Patrol confirms Goldfinch was stopped by a patrolman just after 1 a.m. Sunday morning after the trooper observed Goldfinch drive left of center. The stop was made on US-17 and Church Street in Georgetown.

The trooper conducted a field sobriety test, and Goldfinch was arrested for DUI as a result of that test, Cpl. Collins explains. Goldfinch refused to take a breathalyzer test after being transported to jail.

Before Monday night’s Conway City Council meeting, Goldfinch said he had no comment on his June 4 arrest and was concentrated on business only ahead of the council meeting.

News13 reached out to Conway City Clerk for a comment or statement from Mayor Barbara Jo Blain-Bellamy, but have not received a response at the time of this posting.