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“Penny Tax” Scammer In Hot Water Over Felony DUI Charge

KELVIN WASHINGTON ARRESTED AFTER RICHLAND COUNTY CAR CRASH Richland County, S.C. councilman Kelvin Washington was already facing beaucoup problems related to his role in a major political scandal … now he’s got legal problems stemming from his personal life to deal with, as well. Washington, 51, has been charged with felony…

KELVIN WASHINGTON ARRESTED AFTER RICHLAND COUNTY CAR CRASH

Richland County, S.C. councilman Kelvin Washington was already facing beaucoup problems related to his role in a major political scandal … now he’s got legal problems stemming from his personal life to deal with, as well.

Washington, 51, has been charged with felony driving under the influence (DUI) following a collision that occurred on Saturday evening near Hopkins, S.C.

Here is his mug shot …

(Click to enlarge)

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(Pic: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

The collision – currently under investigation by the S.C. Highway Patrol (SCHP) – occurred at around 7:45 p.m. EST near the intersection of Bluff Road and Martin Luther King boulevard in Hopkins.  What happened?  The vehicle Washington was driving allegedly slammed into the rear of another car.  One person in the vehicle struck by Washington’s car was hospitalized with serious injuries.  Another occupant sustained minor injuries.

Will state troopers get this investigation right?

We shall see … the SCHP’s track record of providing accountability in car crashes involving elected officials is less than stellar.

Washington is the second prominent Midlands-area leader to get popped for DUI this month.  Last week Donnie Myers – solicitor for the Palmetto State’s eleventh judicial circuit – was arrested in the aftermath of a collision in Lexington County.

Washington and former city of Columbia, S.C. councilman Brian DeQuincey Newman turned themselves into authorities last month on tax charges related to the “Richland County Robbery” – a mushrooming scandal that centers around a rigged 2012 tax increase.

Investigations into the misappropriation of revenue from this tax hike – and the passage of the hike itself – are ongoing.

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37 comments

9" February 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

“Alcohol”

Here’s a story about a sinner,

He used to be a winner who enjoyed a life of prominence and position,

But the pressures at the office and his socialite engagements,

And his selfish wife’s fanatical ambition,

It turned him to the booze,

And he got mixed up with a floosie

And she led him to a life of indecision.

The floosie made him spend his dole

She left him lying on Skid Row

A drunken lag in some Salvation Army Mission.

It’s such a shame.

Oh demon alcohol,

Sad memories I cannot recall,

Who thought I would say,

Damn it all and blow it all,

Oh demon alcohol,

Memories I cannot recall,

Who thought I would fall a slave to demon alcohol.

Sad memories I cannot recall,

Who thought I would fall a slave to demon alcohol.

Barley wine, pink gin,

He’ll drink anything,

Port, pernod or tequila,

Rum, scotch, vodka on the rocks,

As long as all his troubles disappeared.

But he messed up his life, went and beat up his wife,

And the floosie’s gone and found another sucker

She’s gonna turn him on to drink

She’s gonna lead him to the brink

And when his money’s gone,

She’ll leave him in the gutter,

It’s such a shame.

Oh demon alcohol,

Sad memories I cannot recall,

Who thought I would say,

Damn it all and blow it all,

Sad memories I cannot recall,

Who thought I would fall,

A slave to demon alcohol.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-MVgC_jz4

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Speak D Truth February 28, 2016 at 1:49 pm

The question should not only be ” Will the troopers get it right?” but also ‘Will the solicitor’s office prosecute it or plead it down?”

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erneba February 28, 2016 at 2:38 pm

For Kelvin, this is a mere pimple on the ass of progress. He’ll get off.

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shifty henry February 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

If so, he’ll change his name to “Kevlar” Washington …..

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Bible Thumper February 28, 2016 at 4:03 pm

You see the UFO in the picture? I wonder why the aliens are flying over Hopkins.

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Speak D Truth February 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

I bet he gets Todd “Sharpton” Rutherford to represent him. It will all be explained by “blood sugar” and a “pebble in his shoe”.

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shifty henry February 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm

It’ll be plead down — it’s only his first offense…THIS MONTH!

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Mom February 28, 2016 at 6:54 pm

What I the seriously injured person dies as a result of the DIU?

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robinhood February 28, 2016 at 4:18 pm

It will be pleaded to lesser charges before Mayor Benjamin’s lovely wife.

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erneba February 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm

Kelvin Washington, a penny for your thoughts.

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Thomas February 28, 2016 at 9:02 pm

One call, that’s all

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 28, 2016 at 2:41 pm

I’m to the point where I’d happily watch whole councils being carted off.

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euwe max February 28, 2016 at 3:12 pm

“rope a dope”

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Saul February 29, 2016 at 9:23 am

Now will Haley suspend him from office?

Seriously, how many times will he be arrested before she suspends him from office?

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euwe max February 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

I blame bush.

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idcydm February 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

What’s new, as if we didn’t know.

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Fecal Matters February 29, 2016 at 8:42 am

Are you sure it wasn’t Jim DeMint?

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euwe max February 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

…and in other news…

Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist,birther and bully who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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idcydm February 28, 2016 at 3:25 pm

1.6 billion, hope they don’t all come at once.

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euwe max February 28, 2016 at 3:35 pm

mutual orgasm means world power?

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shifty henry February 28, 2016 at 8:12 pm

by raping young boys?

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Better than sheep February 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Ha! Very good.

The Europeans are surprised their sex ed classes aren’t stopping single male Muslim refugees from raping their women and children.

Their “liberal” leadership has brought about potential long term doom of their culture.

It’s “The Camp of the Saints” in real life.

euwe max February 28, 2016 at 10:11 pm

vomitous vobiscum

shifty henry February 28, 2016 at 10:28 pm

ya’ got me on this one … ???

TontoBubbaGoldstein February 28, 2016 at 3:37 pm

beaucoup…

Too beaucoup.

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Bible Thumper February 28, 2016 at 3:44 pm

7:45 pm? Fortunately, he got to vote first, if he was able to find where they moved his precinct. Richland was the last county to report it’s totals last night.

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shifty henry February 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm

10+

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Bible Thumper February 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

I knew this was going to happen when the General Assembly repealed the law against alcohol sales on election day.

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Granny McCall's Nephew February 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

That just meant that you had to buy twice as much the day before…
Been there, done that – many times.

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Bible Thumper February 28, 2016 at 4:06 pm

It would’ve been tree times as much on a Saturday and this is the end of the month; before the benefits check.

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Speak D Truth February 28, 2016 at 5:37 pm

I think the democratic primary is sponsored by King Cobra. You get a free 40 if you vote at least twice in the general election.

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I score my crack on MLK blvd 2 February 28, 2016 at 8:41 pm

A DUI on MLK boulevard you say?

Shocking!

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Helen Dorrity February 28, 2016 at 11:07 pm

This is a good way to bring down all of SC’s corrupt lawmakers. Its easy to catch them drinking at their favorite watering hole before they get back behind the wheel.

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wereallfucked February 28, 2016 at 11:17 pm

im sure a dogma ran out infront of his carma

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HouseForSaleCheap February 29, 2016 at 9:19 am

Columbia’s water and sewer system is fucked beyond repair, thanks to Mayor Shitwater and Columbia City Council. Richland County Council is so stupid and corrupt as to be irreparably disfunctional. This rat is leaving this stinking ship. Time to move.

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Lone Ranger February 29, 2016 at 12:51 pm

Yo…Kelvin—you shimmering POC—think your multiple felonies are making life grim?

Never fear—you’ll get a cell next to the black racists who elected you AND Diamond Jim !!!

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