Donnie Myers Got Popped For DUI … Again

S.C. Eleventh Circuit solicitor Donnie Myers has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence … again. Myers was popped in Lexington County after S.C. Highway Patrol troopers discovered his vehicle had run off the road and crashed into a utility pole.  Myers apparently left the scene unscathed, but was…

S.C. Eleventh Circuit solicitor Donnie Myers has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence … again.

Myers was popped in Lexington County after S.C. Highway Patrol troopers discovered his vehicle had run off the road and crashed into a utility pole.  Myers apparently left the scene unscathed, but was later arrested at his residence and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).  A breathalyzer examination revealed his blood alcohol content was 0.09 – which is just above the legal limit.

In an effort to avoid housing him with inmates he has previously prosecuted, Myers was taken to the Alvin S. Glenn detention center in neighboring Richland County, S.C., although for some reason his name did not immediately appear on the facility’s inmate registry.

Here’s his mug shot …


Myers pleaded guilty to DUI following a 2005 arrest and received one year of probation. In 2011, he was busted with an open container of alcohol in his vehicle. He paid a fine in that case and avoided the courtroom.

Myers – known as “Dr. Death” for his support of capital punishment – is widely regarded as a central cog in the “Lexington Ring,” a cabal of corrupt politicians and crooked cops that has been the target of an ongoing investigation.

Former Lexington sheriff Jimmy Metts was indicted on federal immigration violations in connection with the investigation into “the ring” – which was relentlessly exposed in 2012-13 by this website.  He is currently serving a one-year sentence in a federal prison.  Another member of the ring – former South Congaree, S.C. police chief Jason Amodio – reached a plea deal with federal investigators last February.

The “Ring” burst into the headlines back in 2012 when a Lexington, S.C. councilman named Danny Frazier was surreptitiously recorded detailing its inner workings to a prospective client.  These recordings were turned over to the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) by a former member of the ring – a ex-magistrate who claims he once issued favorable rulings from the bench on behalf of the organization.

Unfortunately, SLED’s investigation went nowhere – and federal anti-corruption agents were forced to step in and advance the case.


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idcydm February 23, 2016 at 9:54 am

I’ll just about bet ya, ole Donnie’s a drunk.

pogo February 23, 2016 at 10:05 am

Yep.Kinda like this “Flip’ guy that posts all kinds of insults,allegations and threats at 2:00 A.M. on this blog while the rest of us normal human beings are sleeping.

Flip February 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

LMAO!!! Some of us work late some days, but you wouldn’t know what work is would ya?

euwe max February 23, 2016 at 10:38 am

facial characteristics of tertiary alcohol poisoning.

TroubleBaby February 23, 2016 at 1:29 pm

“wino nose”

Thomas February 23, 2016 at 1:48 pm

Cauliflower ears and ears set below one’s eyebrow line always tip me off that I am dealing with a low-grade moron and better be ‘diplomatic’ as even closed fist punches and kicks to the head will just stir ’em up some.

Here is an example of how ears set above the eyebrow line look like…indicating intelligence and rationality:

Ever notice someone’s ears? Ears say alot. No two ears are exactly the same! I always judge a person by their ears! Try it next time, it works

The Colonel (R) February 23, 2016 at 10:18 am

First thing Ol’Donnie had to say to the arresting officers?
“I had a pebble in my shoe”

The officers shook their head and when that didn’t work he went with:
“My diabetes!”

The officers just frowned. Failing to make any headway with that one he tried:
“I have a wide stance”

With a big smile, one of the officers replied:
“We can help you with that!”

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 10:25 am


Thomas February 23, 2016 at 1:16 pm

With the way Lexington’s “Beautiful People” bum rushed Koon to be our Sheriff after Metts ran around with the wrong crowd, I say keep Meyers. He can’t be any worse than who the ‘Beautiful People’ will bum rush in as his replacement. Or will they?

Shoot, at 70 and still drinking and driving like a teenager? I figured Meyers would convict that baby killer Jones for the lethal injection then retire. But will the Jones trial happen in 2016 with Meyers arrested for DUI? Doesn’t anyone have the moxie to challenge him and run for his office in 2016? Was the strategy to just keep it quiet and he runs unopposed in 2016 despite his age and drinking? WTF

The Jones trial must go on; Meyers has gots to go; we must elect an 11th Solicitor.

Meyers fought valiantly to get his BAC down below .08 by first walking home from the scene of an accident to eat two bagels, a Totinos Four Cheese Pizza, self induce vomiting, then eating a few cigarettes, and delay, delay, delay to the point of getting driven all the way across town to Bluff Road to get tested; it didn’t work. Koon will be looking to elect his “Donnie Meyers” to fight crime in the next 35 years, and Lexington County will continue to arrest 2% of it’s poorest population before they reach 24. Some things will never change.

9" February 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Instant Karma

The Colonel (R) February 23, 2016 at 1:24 pm

You figure he blew a .09 2-3 hours after they picked him up which was an hour or so after he crashed. He was probably VERY drunk when he hit the pole. To quote Master Po from the Kung Fu series “…time to go now…”

CorruptionInColumbia February 23, 2016 at 2:02 pm

I don’t see how this can stick. They lost sight of him between the time of the accident and when they caught up with him. Unless he was so stupid as to admit being drunk before the accident, this will be a waste of court and cop’s time. Too much chance for him to have consumed alcohol after he left the scene, probably not far at all from the scenario depicted by Thomas.

The Colonel (R) February 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm

All they have to do is find one person at the party or bar he was at to say he was drinking and he’s toast.

Tazmaniac February 23, 2016 at 4:54 pm

CiC has an excellent point. The person at the party would have to be a trained expert or a breathalyzer to testify in any meaningful way. Looks like leaving the scene at best.

The Colonel (R) February 23, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Probably not so much, a credit card receipt from a bar tab and an eyewitness could kill him. Or you may be right, he may walk with nothing more than leaving the scene. The DA would be foolish not to go after him, with a previous record of DUI.

Tazmaniac February 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Point taken, be interesting to see how this plays out.

What now February 24, 2016 at 3:15 pm

He is the DA and the incident occurred in his jurisdiction. SC Solicitor = District Attorney

The Colonel (R) February 24, 2016 at 3:17 pm

He won’t be for long.

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm

My license plate says PMS. Nobody cuts me off. (Wendy Liebman)

stumpknocker February 23, 2016 at 10:26 am

they will take the charges and lose them behind some filing cabinet and that will be the end of it.

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 10:34 am

Donnie Boy: how about taking some time to think about making a public apology for falsely telling the jury that I lied on the stand — clear your soul and your conscience before you kill yourself and have to explain yourself at the Pearly Gates……

Flip February 23, 2016 at 10:35 am

He’ll probably kill someone else drunk driving long before he dies himself.

Crooner February 23, 2016 at 10:39 am

I used to take the position that I was “grandfathered in,” as the open container law didn’t exist when I became legal. But I now live in a municipality that has more cops than we know what to do with and a significant portion of stops arise from phone calls of other motorists. Donny boy, you’ve got to change with the times!

cap'n crunch February 23, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Open container law is some stupid shit. You can have three pints at the bar and then drive at .07 and you’re legit, but have one open beer in your car and a .01 BA and you’re a lawbreaker. Moronic.

Soft Sigh from Hell February 24, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Thank that Lexington lunatic and rape-evidence destroyer Norma Russell.

9" February 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

Nearly 16 million Americans suffer from Rosacea. What starts as an occasional flushing of the face leads to a permanent redness, broken capillaries, pimples and bumps, and finally to a thickening of the skin around the nose. In a survey by the National
Rosacea Society, 69% of sufferers admitted that their condition made
them feel “Frustrated, embarrassed, and negatively affected their self-esteem.”

Obamaroid_Ointment February 23, 2016 at 11:18 am

When Donnie got home Mrs.Myers said “uh-huh, drunk again, he replied “me too“.

jj February 23, 2016 at 12:04 pm

There is mo Mrs. just a girlfriend.

Fecal Matters February 23, 2016 at 11:28 am

As far as gin blossoms go, that’s a real humdinger!

erneba February 23, 2016 at 11:53 am

With at least two prior’s, he should lose his job and spend some time in the cross-bar hotel.
That will probably not happen.

Fecal Matters February 23, 2016 at 1:25 pm

When pigs fly.

Squishy123 February 23, 2016 at 11:56 am

Hopefully the gang will be all back together soon… Donnie, Jakie, Jimmie. Why do all these rednecks have names that end in “ie” or “y”. Can’t they grow up and be Don (Donald), Jake, and Jim (James)?

Tazmaniac February 23, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Uncanny resemblance to W. C. Fields.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

Or an all grown up and decidedly unhappy and unlucky Alfred P. Neuman.

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2016 at 12:23 pm

Old School PRO TIP:
1.) Report your car as stolen.
2.)Have a stiff drink in hand when the cops show up because you are upset about your car being stolen.

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 12:27 pm

Hah! If he had reported it stolen, by the time an investigator knocked on his door, Donnie would have confessed to stealing it himself!

CorruptionInColumbia February 24, 2016 at 7:11 am

Seriously! I read somewhere that Donnie told the cops that he had not consumed any alcohol since the crash. WTF???? The guy’s a veteran prosecutor and he actually made a statement such as that???? I guess alcohol really DOES impair one’s judgment!

shifty henry February 24, 2016 at 8:45 am


Billy Lumburgh February 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm

I think McMaster’s Chief of Staff tried that one already when he got popped for a DUI last year. I’d say it doesn’t work, but Plowden is still CoS and drawing a six figure salary, so you’re probably right on the money.

RogueElephant February 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm

What really burns my grits is the fact that these “law and order” types will ream out some poor kid for little of nothing to show them who is boss, then use their power to get themselves off easy or all together. Then look the voters in the eye and brag about the number of cases they have nailed. I have a CDL license and 0.04 is my legal limit. Not that it matters as I don’t drink but why can’t the law “enforcers” be held to the same standards ? They carry guns and kill people .

CorruptionInColumbia February 23, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Is that 0.04 limit even when you are in your POV and on your own time?

RogueElephant February 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm

I could be wrong , but I was told it follows the license not the vehicle.

CorruptionInColumbia February 23, 2016 at 1:15 pm

Wow! That seems kind of drastic, but it wouldn’t surprise me, with Nanny Gov’t being what it is these days.

Yelsewh February 23, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Not a damn thing will happen to him as long as he keeps his mouth shut.
Donnie’s lawyer will explain that his mobile phone was dead so he left the scene to call in the accident. Donnie was pretty shook up over the wreck so he decided to have a few drinks to calm his nerves after he got home. Case dismissed.

Yelsewh February 23, 2016 at 11:20 pm

It’ll be a lot harder to explain that away.

CorruptionInColumbia February 24, 2016 at 7:07 am

I’d really like to hear the Paul Harvey on that one. So many unanswered questions. How did they know this happened? Did someone see it or was he dumb enough to do it in front of the car cam? How did they know he finished in the bathroom? Was someone peeping? WTF???? Who is Casey Collier? Did they follow him into the bathroom to watch him beat off?

I used to know some guys from that department a few decades ago. It was far from unheard of for them to partake of the occasional cop groupie or other female companionship while working. Of course, they didn’t have that broad, “Misconduct In Office” statute then.

Annie February 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Oh my, the “Lexington Ring” , “Lexington Mafia” has really imploded in the last few years!
Knotts lost the Senate seat.
Tim James moved to Florida
James Metts went to Federal Pen.
Jason Amodio plead guilty to Fed charges.
Danny Frazier caught in adultery, lost Council seat, disgraced and faded away.
Randy Halfacre lost mayor’s race.
Joe Owens Lost Mayor’ race.
Bob Peeler disgraced, caught in adultery, lost Lt. Governor’s position.
Gregg Leon arrested for murder, plead guilty to Federal charges.
Donnie Meyers disgraced solicitor, caught multiple times for DUI.

Karma never forgets and is not finished yet. All are disgraced, washed up failures.

Butch February 23, 2016 at 2:53 pm

Pathetic losers! Glad they are gone!

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 2:15 pm

A husband and wife are sitting by a tree looking at their car lying upside down in the ditch. The husband is frowning and his face is
contorted with anger. His wife, worried, suddenly smiles and puts her hand on his shoulder. “Honey, wouldn’t this be a good time to rotate the tires?”

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

A man and his wife were heading westbound on I26 after a delightful dinner in downtown Charleston. Highway Patrol pulled him over and accused him of going 77 in a 65. The man insisted that this was impossible, as he had the cruise control set at 63 and was being passed by almost everyone. The trooper and he went back and forth a few times, until the man’s wife leaned over and helpfully explained to the trooper, “It’s no use arguing with him when he’s drunk…”

Was told this was a true story.

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm

good one!

shifty henry February 23, 2016 at 2:24 pm

A deputy sheriff was sent out take an inventory of the property in a house. When he did not return for three hours, the sheriff went
after him, and found him asleep on a sofa in the living room of the house. He had made a brave effort with his inventory, however, he had written down, “living room – 1 table, 1 sideboard, 1 full bottle of whiskey”. Then the “full” had been crossed out, and “half full” substituted. Then this was over lined, and “empty” put in
its place. At the bottom of the page, in wobbly writing, was written – “1 revolving carpet.”

Scooter February 23, 2016 at 3:26 pm

Lexington County is a disgrace.

Soft Sigh from Hell February 24, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Another sandy Redneckistan

The Colonel (R) February 23, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Oh Donnie boy, the lights, the lights are flashing
From the bumpers, on the top and on the side
The career is gone, and all your supporters they are flying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go for a police car ride.

But come ye back when your bail has been offered
And when the lawyer’s recognizance has been proffered
‘Tis I’ll be here waiting for your perp stroll
Oh Donnie boy, oh Donnie boy, We love you so.

And if you come, with all the cameras rolling
Career is dead, as dead as well may be
You’ll come out and do your perp walk strolling
And hide and say no comment on TV

Lone Ranger February 23, 2016 at 7:08 pm

Alright…all you Lexington County voters who’ve taken a DUI
AND an open container hit BEFORE you got that second DUI

How many of you STILL have a driver’s license and—step closer
to the mike—please tell the Court how you do and ahem…why?

What!…no hands here!…could it just be that the same
state with the best legislature money can buy invited payday lending here

After both North Carolina AND Georgia had run the usurious
felons out for ripping off the very poorest of the consumers there

Next we’ll hear that Diamond Jim Clyburn STILL has NOT been
indicted for stealing 50 mil from SC State

Or that flag-ripping and conservative-back-stabbing-Nikki
Haley could have acted but she and Rubio had a date

Or that Andre and Raghead are STILL shuffling ILLEGAL poker
machines out of Andre’s warehouses, too

Or that Hit-And-Run-Toal got Danny Frazier off with a paltry
fine and NO jail time and whups—glad it wasn’t you

Gosh…at least all of Southern heritage and the flag of
patriots didn’t get ripped down by cowards in our state

You know—like lying Joe Wilson and the Boehner/Ryan voting SC U.S. House delegation—didn’t happen…NO WAIT !!!

Mark M. February 23, 2016 at 10:25 pm

And he’ll walk, if it even sees Court.
Police didn’t witness him driving, nor crashing his car.
It’ll get tossed on a complete lack of evidence.

Yelsewh February 24, 2016 at 8:19 am

Ol’ Donnie’s story is now that he was run off the road by another driver.

Edit: The State posted the arresting officer’s report. Donnie said that he hadn’t had anything to drink since the accident. Doh!

Soft Sigh from Hell February 24, 2016 at 8:31 pm

“he was run off the road by another driver”

Yeah, I saw it. A black guy, with a Clyburn bumper sticker, in a car with 20-inch chrome rims, and rapcrap blaring out the open windows, followed by empty 40-oz’s.

An air-tight alibi in Lexington Co.

swpbbls February 25, 2016 at 7:58 am

and the right to a speedy crucifixion has been given to all by the yet-unelected.

swpbbls February 25, 2016 at 5:02 pm

“Cries for Donnie Myers’ resignation grow louder after latest DUI crash”

[crying women can do anything. i know, ain’t that right Jenny Cry Me a River Horne?

“Crime victim advocate and MADD member Laura Hudson says the new charges call for Myers at least to turn over all DUI cases in his office to the state Attorney General and to end his time as solicitor.”

sheriff koon is a crook February 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm

Why would the sheriff volunteer that the person that picked up the solicitor “wasnt one of my deputies” When someone volunteers information like that .. makes you wonder..

Just the facts March 3, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Myers case is a first offense (his previous charge was over 10 years ago) that does not require an indictment. It is not a crime of moral turpitude. The officer made a weak case and due to his incompetence and failure to comply with the DUI statute the case should be dismissed, as a matter of law, with a determination of guilt or innocence. The DUI laws were written by defense attorney’s and are designed for them to get rich defending drunks with very little actual effort having to be put into trial preparation. You will also notice that the officer went to his car and shut off his camera ( a violation of law) so he could call and get permission to do his job. The Senate should investigate why troopers have their hands tied by the administration.


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