Charleston police trainee arrested for DUI
By Bo Petersen, Post & Courier
A Charleston Police trainee has been arrested for driving under the influence in Columbia.
Wesley Bird, 27, of Columbia, was arrested by S.C. Highway Patrol on Saturday, in his personal vehicle, according to a Charleston Police news release. He was in Columbia attending the S.C. Justice Academy, the release said.
Bird was placed on administrative leave pending outcome of the investigation, the release said. Bird joined the police department on June 30. He reported to the academy Aug. 10 for 12 weeks of training.