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Conway woman released from jail, charged hours later with DUI after crash at Horry County gas station

A Conway woman, who was released from jail hours earlier, was arrested by troopers Monday night after they said she was driving intoxicated and crashed into the cement pilings of an Horry County gas station.

Jennifer Elizabeth Reynolds, 31, of Conway was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday and charged with driving under the influence and open container of alcohol in a vehicle and is being held pending a bond hearing, according to jail records.

Reynolds was released from jail at 11:36 a.m. Monday on $20,000 bail after being charged Sept. 2 with two counts of second-offense criminal domestic violence, according to records.

In the most recent incident, Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins with the S.C. Highway Patrol said troopers were called at 9:20 p.m. Monday to the Scotchman on S.C. 707 at Holmestown Road for a vehicle that nearly hit the building.

Reynolds was driving and taken into custody after her vehicle struck cement barrier poles near a propane tank outside the gas station, Collins said.

Reynolds was arrested earlier this month on charges that stemmed from 4:40 a.m. Sept. 2 when police were called to 611 Rusty Road for a domestic dispute, according to an Horry County police report. Reynolds called police to report her boyfriend had assaulted her and chased her out of the home.

Reynolds and her boyfriend, Michael Daniel Leibensperger, 32, of Conway, were each charged because both had injuries and police were unable to determine who was the primary aggressor in the incident, according to the report. Leibensperger was released the following day on $500 bail.

Reynolds told police the couple argued and Leibensperger threw a beer can that hit her in the face and bruised her eye, according to the report. Leibensperger told officers that he hit Reynolds with his hand while holding a beer can and that she hit him with a plastic hanger.

Leibensperger told police he lost control and swung around, hitting Reynolds in the face, according to the report. The couple had argued about her being suspicious over phone numbers he had and she believed he was talking to another woman.

Police noted that Reynolds was convicted in 2002 and 2010 for criminal domestic violence.

Reynolds also was charged in May with criminal domestic violence stemming from an incident involving Leibensperger on April 25, according to a police report. Leibensperger told police Reynolds got upset because of texts from a woman in Maryland and she hit him several times.

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