A S.C. Highway Patrol dashcam video shows Dustin Johnson of Myrtle Beach failing a field sobriety test and being arrested on March 30, 2009.
The S.C. Dept. of Public Safety recently released the dashcam video of PGA Tour golfer Dustin Johnson failing a field sobriety test.
Johnson was charged with driving under the influence after his arrest, but pleaded guilty to reckless driving earlier this month in an agreement that dismissed the DUI charge against him, according to officials.
Johnson pleaded guilty to the reckless driving charge last week and was fined $445, said 15th Circuit Assistant Solicitor Paul Taylor. The charge was reduced because of "evidentiary issues," Taylor said.
Johnson was arrested at 12:46 a.m. March 30, 2009, and jailed for more than nine hours on a charge of DUI. A trooper with the S.C. Highway Patrol stopped and arrested Johnson on Glenns Bay Road in Surfside Beach.
At the time of his arrest, Johnson's bond was $2,267, which is the recommended roadside bond amount for someone who had a Breathalyzer test result of 0.16 or greater, according to Bob McCurdy, assistant director for the S.C. Court Administration in Columbia.
The state's legal blood-alcohol limit is 0.08.
Johnson, who is in his fourth year on the PGA Tour after playing four years at Coastal Carolina University, has won four tournaments and nearly $10 million in official PGA Tour earnings.
Johnson has also created a charitable foundation in his name geared to benefit junior golf and children in need.