07/09/2010

Ex-SC officer who fought with police charged again while intoxicated

Lost her job after a Christmas Eve car chase in which she 'overwhelmingly' smelled of alcohol

By Glenn Smith
The Post and Courier

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Former North Charleston police officer Christine Phinney faces a public intoxication charge after she was spotted stumbling in traffic early Monday on Central Avenue, authorities said.

Phinney, who lost her job after a Christmas Eve car chase, "overwhelmingly" smelled of alcohol, slurred her words and had trouble standing when she was stopped by police around 12:30 a.m., according to a police report.

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