Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Highlights



We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year! Please be responsible and use a designated driver if you are going to drink. The life you save may be your own!

The video above showcases just some of our 2014 highlights. Thank you all for your support during this year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Traffic Tip Tuesday: Impaired Driving


This week's Traffic Tip Tuesday deals with holiday impaired driving. Please use a designated driver while celebrating this holiday season!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Two Arrested for Armed Robbery

 Gethers
 
 
Gillian
 

 
On December 19, 2014 at 1:00pm 18 year old Makil Gethers and 16 year old
Devon Gillian were arrested and charged with armed robbery of the Subway
restaurant on Coleman Blvd. Both suspects received a $200,000 bond.



Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Officer Saves 2 Year Old During Parade



A Mount Pleasant police officer is credited with saving the life of a choking toddler Sunday
evening during the Town’s annual Christmas Parade.
 
Pfc. Jonathan Rustin was patrolling the parade route on his bicycle when he was alerted to
the little girl choking on a piece of candy. Pfc. Rustin immediately rendered aid to the 2 year
old and was able to get the piece of hard candy dislodged from her airway.
 
“The mom told me her daughter was choking so I took her and was able to get the candy out
of her airway,” Pfc. Rustin said. “Once the candy came out the little girl started to cry which
meant she could breathe.”
 
 
 
The girl was checked by EMS and found to be in good health.


Arrested for Filing a False Police Report




On December 7, 2014 at approximately 7:55pm, Gage Underkoffler reported
to Mount Pleasant Police that he was robbed by two males who claimed to
have a knife. Gage Underkoffler told officers that the two suspects took
$100.00 in cash from his wallet and fled north on Rifle Range Road.
Investigators were able to uncover that the suspect lied about the robbery so
an arrest warrant was secured for Filing a False Police Report. Gage
Underkoffler was arrested on December 12, 2014 and transported to the
J. Al Cannon, Jr. Detention Center.


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Christmas Parade Road Closings





At 4:00pm:
Coleman Blvd. between Magrath Darby and Pelzer Dr. will be closed to stage floats. All traffic northbound will be diverted to Patriots Point Blvd. or Magrath Darby. 

Southbound traffic from Houston Northcutt Blvd. to the Ravenel Bridge will remain open until float staging reaches Houston Northcutt Blvd.

All traffic heading southbound on Coleman will be diverted onto Pelzer Dr.

At 5:00pm: 
All of Coleman Blvd. from Pelzer to Rifle Range will be closed.

All Southbound traffic on Coleman coming from Ben Sawyer Blvd. will be diverted onto Rifle Range Road.

Chuck Dawley Blvd. will not allow any traffic eastbound beyond Myrick Rd. except those going to Shemwood, Christ Our King, or Sea Island Shopping Center to pick up children.

The anticipated time that traffic will be completely restored is 8:30pm. Please keep in mind that this is only an estimate.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Distracted Driving Statute


Here is the Distracted Driving statute that went into effect yesterday:

Section 56-5-3890. (A) For purposes of this section:
(1) ‘Hands-free wireless electronic communication device’ means an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a personal digital assistant, a text-messaging device, or a computer, which allows a person to wirelessly communicate with another person without holding the device in either hand by utilizing an internal feature or function of the device, an attachment, or an additional device. A hands-free wireless electronic communication device may require the use of either hand to activate or deactivate an internal feature or function of the device.
(2) ‘Text-based communication’ means a communication using text-based information, including, but not limited to, a text message, an SMS message, an instant message, or an electronic mail message.
(3) ‘Wireless electronic communication device’ means an electronic device, including, but not limited to, a telephone, a personal digital assistant, a text-messaging device, or a computer, which allows a person to wirelessly communicate with another person.

(B) It is unlawful for a person to use a wireless electronic communication device to compose, send, or read a text-based communication while operating a motor vehicle on the public streets and highways of this State.

(C) This section does not apply to a person who is:
(1) lawfully parked or stopped;
(2) using a hands-free wireless electronic communication device;
(3) summoning emergency assistance;
(4) transmitting or receiving data as part of a digital dispatch system;
(5) a public safety official while in the performance of the person’s official duties; or
(6) using a global positioning system device or an internal global positioning system feature or function of a wireless electronic communication device for the purpose of navigation or obtaining related traffic and road condition information.