BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - Bluffton Police officers arrested a Bluffton man after he was observed operating a moped in an unsafe manner along Buckwalter Parkway, swerving and even falling off the moped into the grass median.
Officers found Corey Avery driving erratically across several lanes of traffic. Officers initiated a traffic stop and suspected Avery of being impaired.
Officers administered a field sobriety test and, based on their investigation, they told Avery he was under arrest for operating under the influence, at which time Avery resisted officers and attempted to flee.
He again resisted while being handcuffed, injuring one officer when both he and Avery fell to the ground. When officers got him under control, their search revealed he was in possession of both marijuana and Xanax pills.
He was transported to the Bluffton Police Dept., where he became violent and repeatedly banged his head on the holding cell door, causing a minor head injury. He was then transported to Coastal Carolina for evaluation.
He again resisted officers when he was transported back to the Bluffton Police Dept. He became violent in the back of the patrol car, causing approximately $300 worth of damage.
He was charged with driving under the influence, simple possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and malicious injury to property.