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Gamecock charged with alcohol possession, drunkenness

Aramis Denzel Hillary (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Aramis Denzel Hillary (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
Cicory William Hillary (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Cicory William Hillary (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) -

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) – A back-up quarterback for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks and his brother were arrested Thursday morning on alcohol charges after a routine traffic stop.

Aramis Denzel Hillary, 19, is a USC sophomore from North Augusta.

According to the incident report, Aramis and his brother, 22-year-old Cicory Hillary, were pulled over by Lexington County deputies around 12:15 a.m. Thursday on Meeting Street for speeding.

The report says the deputy found Cicory at the wheel and Aramis in the passenger seat. The deputy indicated he smelled alcohol in the vehicle and coming from the Hillary brothers.

Deputies say after an initial check of the vehicle, they found several bottles of alcohol in the vehicle and two cups of orange juice. Aramis admitted to the officer that the two cups were also filled with vodka, according to the report.

The report says Cicory's blood-alcohol content was 0.11 percent and he failed the field sobriety test. He was arrested and charged with DUI and a violation of the ABC Act.

[Read the full incident report.]

Aramis was booked on charges of possessing and purchasing alcohol as a minor, as well as drunkenness and was released on his own recognizance Thursday morning.

Aramis is the back-up quarterback for the Gamecocks. He was a member of the 2009 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll, and published reports called him a leader in his high school and in his local church.

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