Police: Drunk driver crashed in ditch outside Rock Hill Food Lion, exposed himself to women

07/23/2014 10:58 AM

07/23/2014 12:47 PM

A man crashed his car into a ditch near a Rock Hill Food Lion, exposed himself to two women and urinated on himself Tuesday night before he told authorities, “I’m drunk,” according to police.

Officers were dispatched to the Fieldcrest Circle, off Mount Gallant Road, at about 11 p.m. after receiving calls about a car accident, according to a Rock Hill police report. When they arrived, officers found a blue 2009 Honda Civic in a ditch. Two women who witnessed the crash told police they saw the car drive through the Food Lion parking lot and then through the grass before it hit the ditch on the other side of the road. They went to check on the driver, who walked out of the car with his pants down.

He asked the women for a ride, the report states. Both women refused, before the driver asked them if they thought he would be charged with driving under the influence. The driver, identified as Vernon Jordan, 57, of Virginia, told an officer who asked about his well-being, “I’m drunk.” Jordan’s pants were wet with urine. When the officer asked Jordan for his license, the suspect handed over several credit cards, but never his driver’s license. Jordan refused to comply with a field sobriety test, but claimed that he was drunk and should not have been driving, the report states.

He told the officer he drank several cans of beer, police reported, and said the accident happened “cause I’ve been drinking.” Jordan’s blood alcohol level registered at .31. Police arrested Jordan, charging him with driving under the influence and citing him with open container of beer in a vehicle after police found empty cans of Busch Light beer in his car.

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