Lowcountry sports anchor arrested for DUI in Mt. Pleasant

Lowcountry sports anchor arrested for DUI in Mt. Pleasant

MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - A Lowcountry sports anchor was arrested in Mt. Pleasant Sunday night on a charge of driving under the influence, police say.

Officers arrested 55-year-old John Nugent, sports anchor for WCIV, after pulling him over off Coleman Boulevard around 10:30 p.m., according to a Mt. Pleasant Police Department incident report.

The report states police saw Nugent strike the center median while driving south on Coleman Boulevard, so they pulled him over on Fairmont Avenue. Police said they asked Nugent if he was ok, and he seemed to mumble something that he was fine.

Police said Nugent told them he had one beer, but he was exhibiting slurred speech, glassy eyes, and was slow to respond to questions and instructions. Police decided to administer a field sobriety test, which Nugent failed, the report states.

Nugent was handcuffed and taken to the station for a blood-alcohol test, but police said he declined to take one. He was then taken to the Charleston County Detention Center.

A judge set Nugent's bond at just under $1,000 on Monday.

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