Greenwood Mayor Issues Statement After DUI Arrest

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Greenwood’s mayor is issuing an apology, just days after being arrested for driving under the influence.

Mayor David Welborn Adams, 49, was arrested Saturday morning at a safety checkpoint. The Index-Journal reports Adams was headed home from his wife’s 40th birthday party at the Greenwood Federal Building at the time. His blood-alcohol content was reported to be 0.09 percent. In South Carolina, anything above 0.08 percent is considered illegal and can result in a DUI arrest.

The Highway Patrol took Adams to the Greenville County Detention Center, where he was booked around 2:30 a.m.

Adams released the following statement in regards to his arrest:

“I do not believe I had too much alcohol to drink before driving, nor do I believe that my ability to drive a car was impaired.  I took all tests requested of me and cooperated fully.  I believe in the judicial process and have retained an attorney to defend me on this charge.  Because the case is pending in court, I do not believe I should comment further about the case.  I would like to apologize to the citizens of the City of Greenwood for any negative attention brought to the community by this incident.”

Adams has been released on a $1,022 personal recognizance bond.

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