Police warn York man not to drive home, later arrest him for reckless driving

A York man who had been drinking late Monday night disregarded a police officer’s advice that he not drive home and was later arrested for reckless driving, Rock Hill Police records show.

Two Rock Hill officers were called to Empire Pizza on Old York Road around 3 a.m. to investigate an intoxicated man causing a disturbance in the parking lot of the restaurant and bar. There, officers told the 23-year-old man he could not drive himself home and they advised him to call a friend for a ride.

Officers say the man left with his friend but later jumped out of his friend’s car and walked back to the restaurant to get his truck. The officers saw the man leaving the parking lot, “squealing his tires with his headlights off,” according to a police report.

The man was pulled over and officers say he failed field sobriety tests. However, his blood alcohol content level was .05 percent, which is under the legal limit. He told police he’d had two beers.

Officers charged the man with reckless driving and took him to jail.