Crime

July 25, 2014

Rock Hill grandfather charged with DUI, child endangerment after hitting car at Burger King

A Rock Hill man who had been drinking “a half a pint of Gin” on Thursday was arrested after police say he backed into a car at the drive-thru of a Burger King restaurant while his great-grandson was in the car with him.

A Rock Hill man who had been drinking “a half a pint of Gin” on Thursday was arrested after police say he backed into a car at the drive-thru of a Burger King restaurant while his great-grandson was in the car with him.

Police at about 3 p.m. were sent to the Saluda Street Burger King after receiving calls about a possible drunk driver at the drive-thru window, according to a Rock Hill police report. A man told police that he was waiting in the drive-thru to get his food when Waymon Agurs, 58, backed into him with his Chrysler. Agurs told police he was taking his great-grandson, 11, to get food.

An employee told police that Agurs drove through the parking lot and hit an unoccupied car, the report states. He was instructed to wait for his food beside a trash barrel. Once he was ready to leave, police reported, Agurs put his car in reverse and struck the car behind him. The car owner declined to file an accident report. Agurs told police he had been drinking “half a pint of Gin” all day. Agurs, who walks with a cane because of arthritis, failed a field sobriety test and was charged with driving under the influence and child endangerment.

At the Rock Hill Jail, Agurs had a .30 blood alcohol level, according to the report.

Police took Agurs’ great-grandson to his home, the report states.

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