SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - A Summerville High School security guard was fired Tuesday after he was arrested on DUI charges.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged 48-year-old Samuel Wade Mazell, of Summerville, with DUI and open container after Mazell's 2008 Toyota pickup went into a ditch on Mentor Street Monday night.
School officials say Mazell was employed with Dorchester District 2 and worked at Summerville High School as a security officer.
A Dorchester District 2 spokeswoman said later Tuesday that Mazell had been fired.
Dorchester County school spokesperson Pat Raynor says each employee undergoes a criminal background check through state law enforcement before they are hired and their references checked.
About a third of the district's 2,800 employees are given background checks each year. Each background check ranges from free to $25 each.
This is Mazell's second DUI charge. He was also charged in October 2009. He has not gone to trial on that charge.