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Deputies: ‘Grossly intoxicated,’ gun-carrying York man arrested after crashing bike

A “grossly intoxicated” Rock Hill man was arrested after wrecking his bicycle and carrying a gun beneath several layers of clothing.

Brian Hood, 44, was riding his bike on Neelys Creek Road around 10 p.m. on Tuesday night when he crashed it hard enough to “bust his nose,” according to a report from the York County Sheriff’s Office. He was trying to get to his mother’s house, which was about 100 feet away.

His mother told the deputy that she didn’t allow her son to come to her house when he was drunk.

Hood was arrested for being a pedestrian under the influence. While he was being processed at the York County Detention Center, Hood was removing “several layers of clothing” when deputies found he had a .22 caliber rifle with him, with four rounds in it. Deputies seized the gun, which Hood is prohibited from owning because a prior conviction for a violent crime.

Hood said the gun was his mother’s and he stole it from her car.

He was also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.

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