Report: Man arrested after riding bike on sidewalk, lying to police

Derwin Lee Wise (Source: Cashbond)
Derwin Lee Wise (Source: Cashbond)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police took a man into custody on Tuesday night after he reportedly gave them 3 false names while being cited for riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.

A Charleston Police Department officer said he was patrolling near the corner of Rutledge Avenue and Moultrie Street around 11 p.m. when he spotted a man riding a bicycle and carrying another on the sidewalk.

When police stopped the man, he told them he was unaware of the statute that prohibits riding bicycles on the sidewalk, the report states.  Then officers asked the man for his name and date of birth, to which he replied, "Aloyal Brown, 2-6-1966".  After finding no matches in their database, officers asked the man for his name and birth date again, and this time, he told them his name was Aloyis Brown.  After another negative result police say the man told them his name was Derrick Brown.

Yet again, the name did not match up.  Finally, police say the man admitted that he was actually 46-year-old Derwin Lee Wise.  He said he was afraid to give a real name because he thought there might be warrants out for his arrest, the report states.

Wise was cited with riding a bicycle on the sidewalk and giving false information.  He was taken to the Charleston County Detention Center and is scheduled to appear in court on February 21.  The bicycles were placed into the Charleston Police Department bike rack on Brigade Street for safekeeping, police said.

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