YORK - A York County deputy who stopped a trucker after a chase that ended in the parking lot of the county jail found marijuana in the driver’s sock, according to a police report.
The driver, David Wayne Smith, 48, of Charlotte, was charged Wednesday with reckless driving and possession of marijuana. Jail records show Smith remained in the county jail Saturday - just yards form where he finally stopped - on a $1,065 bond.
The deputy was told by another motorist Wednesday that a red truck heading west on S.C. 161 away from Rock Hill toward York was driving erratically. The deputy, on a an unrelated traffic stop at the time, notified dispatchers that both he and the other vehicle he had stopped had almost been struck by the truck, then the deputy followed the truck as it was heading west.
The driver only stopped after pulling into the parking lot of the Moss Justice Center, when he claimed that he was an asphalt hauler who often worked nights and was tired, according to police. Another deputy noticed a bulge in the sock of the driver and a bag with more than a gram of marijuana was found, the report states.