SALUDA COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA – The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested a Saluda County deputy early Saturday morning after investigators say he was driving a golf cart while intoxicated.
A spokesperson with the Highway Patrol says Robert Lee Shorter, a deputy with the Saluda County Sheriff’s Department, was pulled over while driving the golf cart on Chappells Ferry Road in Edgefield County. The arrest happened around 12:30 Saturday morning.
A spokesperson with the Highway Patrol says Shorter has been charged with DUI and operating an uninsured vehicle.
Shorter has been with the Saluda County Sheriff’s Department for 11 years, according to a representative of the department.
He has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.