Berkeley Co. town police chief, mayor sued by woman claiming she was wrongfully arrested

Berkeley Co. town police chief, mayor sued by woman claiming she was wrongfully arrested
Police Chief Franco Fuda (Source: Live 5 News)

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A local town, its mayor, and its police chief, are all being sued by an Aiken County woman who claims she was wrongfully arrested more than two years ago.

Wendy Lacobucci claims she was pulled over for speeding in the Town of Bonneau back in 2015, and that Police Chief Franco Fuda arrested her and charged her with many violations, including  unlawful concealed weapons, DUI, and several drug charges.

In the lawsuit, Lacobucci claims she should never have been charged, because she blew a 0.0 on the Breathalyzer.

She said she told Chief Fuda about the two guns on her, and that she was licensed to be an armed security officer working for FEMA.

She also says the prescription medicines found in the car were her children's.

The lawsuit alleges that the charges should have been dropped, but she ended up losing her job because they weren't dismissed in a timely manner.

The suit also names the police department, the Town of Bonneau, and Mayor Robert Wrenn as defendants.

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