Police say they saw the man speeding on his motorcycle and cutting off traffic. When they pulled him over, officers said the man had been driving under the influence with his 8-year-old son riding behind him.
The 8-year-old was wearing a helmet, but no goggles, according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
Officers say they heard a “loud engine racing” and caught up to a red custom motorcycle clocked traveling 66 mph in a 45 mph zone on U.S. Highway 501 at 10:13 p.m. Sunday, according to the report.
“While traveling north on Highway 501, I observed the motorcycle change lanes five times and only observed a hand signal on one lane change,” Officer S. McCluskey noted in the report.
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Police stopped the motorcycle near the Phoenix Grocery.
“The driver had what appeared to be slurring speech, red glassy eyes, lethargic movements and an obvious odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his person,” McCluskey noted.
The driver, identified as 49-year-old Carl Owen Williamson of Conway, was charged with driving under the influence, disorderly conduct and child endangerment. The mother of the 8-year-old was called to pick up her son.