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Former N. Charleston police officer arrested for second DUI this week

Updated: Jan. 14, 2021 at 8:07 PM EST
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have arrested a former North Charleston police officer for his second DUI this week which involved a crash in Moncks Corner Thursday afternoon.

The Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Edwards Clemens on charges of first-degree driving under the influence and driving under suspension.

According to investigators, Clemens was originally arrested on Tuesday for DUI for striking two parked cars. Officials with the North Charleston Police Department announced on Wednesday that Clemens was fired by the department following these charges.

His latest charges stem from a crash on Thursday afternoon involving two vehicles on South Live Oak Drive and Mountain Pine Road where minor injuries were reported.

The incident was reported at 2:25 p.m. Pictures from viewers appears to show a truck and a car involved in the afternoon crash.

Clemens was also charged with DUI in 2016 when he was a deputy with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office after police say they found his car stopped in front of a green light in Summerville.

The Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Edwards Clemens on charges of first-degree driving under the...
The Highway Patrol arrested Jerome Edwards Clemens on charges of first-degree driving under the influence and driving under suspension.(Berkeley County Detention Center)

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