Boyfriend of Teen Mom 2 personality arrested in North Myrtle Beach

akelley@thesunnews.comSeptember 11, 2013 

Nathan Griffith

J. REUBEN LONG DETENTION CENTER

The boyfriend of a personality from MTV’s Teen Mom 2 was arrested in North Myrtle Beach early Saturday, according to an incident report.

Nathan Griffith, 25, of Little River is charged with third-offense of driving under the influence, disobeying a police officer, driving on the wrong side of the road, speeding in a reduced speed zone, resisting arrest and driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense.

Griffith is reported to be dating Jenelle Evans, who was on the MTV reality show Teen Mom 2. Evans collected Griffith’s debit card and cell phone from the North Myrtle Beach Detention Center, according to property exchange records from the jail.

An officer on a motorcycle attempted to stop Griffith, who was clocked driving 51 mph in a 40 mph zone while driving a 2007 Toyota Sedan on U.S. 17 near 15th Avenue South, about 2 a.m. Saturday.

Griffith did not stop for the officer’s blue lights or sirens and made several turns before pulling into his driveway on Dargan Street. Griffith is accused of crossing the center line and driving on the wrong side of the road while on Belle Drive in North Myrtle Beach.

According to the incident report, Griffith refused to give the officer his driver’s license and would not cooperate with requests to place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed until officers used a Taser.

Police said Griffith, who has two prior convictions for driving under the influence, smelled strongly of alcohol and had slurred speech and he refused to give a breath sample.

Griffith’s North Carolina driver’s license was suspended twice, the report said.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381, or follow her at Twitter.com/TSN_akelley.

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