Vehicle crash in Myrtle Beach results in DUI charge for Myrtle Manor star

troot@thesunnews.comApril 26, 2013 

— A star of Myrtle Manor, a television show based in Myrtle Beach, was charged early Friday on suspicion that she was driving under the influence of alcohol after officers responded to a vehicle crash, according to authorities.

Amanda Lee Adams, 26, was charged with first-offense driving under the influence after officers were called just before 4:30 a.m. Friday to U.S. 501 and Broadway Street in Myrtle Beach for a vehicle crash, according to reports.

Adams is a cast member on “Welcome to Myrtle Manor,” a “docu-drama” that was filmed last summer at Patrick’s Mobile Home Park on Highway 15 in Myrtle Beach. It premiered March 3 on TLC.

According to her Facebook page, Adams described herself as “I am the ‘bless your heart’ trucker hat wearing, turtle hunting, four wheel driving, redneck of the Darlin Dogs Empire.”

Early Friday, officers found a black Jeep Wrangler with front end damage and a utility pole knocked down, according to the arrest report. The officer smelled a slight odor of alcohol on Adams and asked her how much she had to drink.

Adams, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, said she had three beers and one shot, according to police. An officer performed a field sobriety test and noted that Adams did not follow instructions and did not complete the test.

At the Myrtle Beach Jail when Adams was being booked, Adams told police she had three beers and four shots, according to the report. A breathalyzer showed Adams had a 0.20 BAC. The legal limit is 0.08 in South Carolina.

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