SC councilman faces DUI charge

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CALHOUN FALLS, S.C. — A Calhoun Falls town councilman has been charged with drunken driving and threatening a police officer.

Fifty-six-year-old Charles Tillman was arrested Monday morning.

Police say Tillman was driving on the wrong side of state Highway 81 and was speeding. Police Chief Mike Alewine says Tillman refused to stop and they found an open container of alcohol when they followed him home.

Officers say Tillman refused a breath test and while on the way to jail threatened to kill an officer

He’s charged with DUI, failure to stop for police, speeding, having an open container of alcohol and threatening the life of a public official.

Tillman told WSPA-TV he was being racially profiled and said he didn’t stop because he was almost home.

Alewine denies any racial profiling in the department.

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