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this afternoon, we're getting a closer look at monday night's dui arrest of 11th circuit solicitor donnie myers. after some questioning inside his home...myers was asked by a trooper to come outside for a sobriety test. trooper: "do you understand these rights as i've explained them to you? myers: "oh yeah." trooper: "having these rights in i hit my head pretty bad." trooper: "okay" myers had called for an officer to go to the intersection of old chapin road and beechcreek road. his lexus was found abandoned after hitting a utility pole. myers said he had been run off the road by another vehicle. once in custody, he again mentioned another driver. "what about the guy who ran me off the road? trooper: we have some troopers back there at the scene. myers: what are they going to do? trooper: drive and look to see if there are any cameras in the area." early on, myers was asked who
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from the crash scene, but myers said he didn't know who the person was. myers was eventually taken to jail and charged with dui. solicitor myers has so far not commented on monday's incident. but it raises several questions about the future of the office he's held for 40 years. jack kuenzie is looking into that issue and joins us with several new developments. dawndy---donnie myers has a reputation as a fierce and highly effective prosecutor. even those now calling for his resignation admit that. and it is a major reason he's had virtually no challengers for re-election over a very long period. but now for the second time in four years, we are seeing highway patrol dashcam video connected to the solicitor and the problems he's had with alcohol-related driving offenses. the latest video shot monday night---as the patrol investigated circumstances that took myers' lexus off old chapin road---and into a
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a trooper at that scene not only found the abandoned car---but a loaded handgun on the driver's side floorboard and what he said was a strong odor of alcohol in the car, though no open container. the patrol says myers--seen here in his garage with a trooper---failed field sobriety tests there and later registered a point- zero-nine on a blood alcohol analyzer. the way state law is structured--the pending charge is considered a first offense dui because myers' previous dui arrest in north carolina dates back more than ten years. but crime victim advocate and madd member laura hudson says these new developments call for myers at least to turn over all dui cases in his office to the state attorney general. and she says---to end his time as solicitor. i would hope that he has some close friends that would impress upon him. i don't know that they exist. knowing donnie like i do i think he'll dig his heels in. he's a fighter, you know. that's what we paid him to do.
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county dole. some other new information we've learned today. we've said myers was booked at richland county's alvin glenn detention center to avoid complications that might arise in lexington where he's been chief prosecutor for decades. wis news ten has now learned myers was actually jailed--put in a holding cell at alvin glenn with no other inmates for at least part of the two hours he was held there before bonding out. we are also hearing from sources in the community that several names have emerged of potential challengers to myers if he remains in office and chooses to run for re- election. at least three of those worked under myers. his current term runs out later this year. jack kuenzie wis news ten. investigators are looking into a freak accident that killed a man in a lower richland machine shop. initial reports say he was
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it happened at "utility group of south carolina" off pineview drive. mike desumma joins us with more on the story. mike. dawndy initial reports coming from the richland county sheriff's office are that this is an accident --- but an investigation is also underway. the columbia fire department did respond earlier this afternoon after getting word of what happened. according to responders the worker was killed outside of the building --- by some piece of equipment. the exact details however on what happened are not being released at this point but may come later from the county coroner's office. what we have found out in talking to neighbors is the shop is the local office for utility group of south carolina. it employs at least a dozen people and mostly they do work on large industrial sized septic tanks. osha is also expected to get involved with the investigation of this incident as it continues. we'll of course bring you the latest updates as we get them. for now in the newsroom mike desumma, wis news 10.
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late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle totopper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 the lexington county coroner has identified the man deputies believe was shot
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midlands restaurant owner on valentine's day night. he's 28-year-old arturo santos. his body was found outside a vehicle at a park and ride on corley mill road last week. investigators say he had been shot multiple times. the coroner says the mexican consulate and a family member living in the area helped identify him. lexington business owner greg leon is charged with santos' death. according to warrants, he called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers he shot his wife's lover. democratic presidential frontrunner hillary clinton continues to make pit stops across the palmetto state. today she spoke with supporters in kingstree. clinton took a jab at rival bernie sanders on his stance on the affordable care act. "we have got to get the costs down, we have got to control prescription drugs costs, all of that can be done and we can't go back and throw our country into
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what my esteemed opponent senator sanders has proposed." clinton also says she hopes president obama will nominate a "true progressive" to replace supreme court jusitce antonin scalia. sanders is fighting an uphill battle to keep his nomination hopes alive as the clock ticks down to saturday's democratic primary...and today, he's focusing his attention on ohio. he encouraged young supporters to get out and vote. sanders will head back to the palmetto state on friday. tonight, our decision 2016 coverage ahead of the democratic primary continues with a live special report right here on wis. we'll have live reports from the liberty tap room, where we'll speak to experts about the upcoming vote, and have an in-depth look at the candidates. our hour-long decision 2016 special starts tonight
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stay with wis as we follow the democratic candidates on the road to the south carolina primary. and you can find out what's next for gop candidates. visit wis-tv dot com for complete coverage of decision 2016. straight ahead on wis--it's heart health month, taking steps to fight the number one killer in the united states. we're talking to lexington medical center about what measures you need to take when experiencing a heart attack. break
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medical cknow when to call 911. our guests are dr. wesley frierson, er doctor at lexington medical center, and micah norman with lexington county ems. sample questions: micah: what do paramedics do in an ambulance to help someone having a heart attack or in cardiac arrest? what do each of the pieces of
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micah: can you please bring some
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with you the tools from the ambulance and the dummy for the interview? we can set them up in the studio. dr. frierson: why is it so crucial to begin help before someone arrives at the hospital? what happens to the heart in the minutes after a massive heart attack or cardiac arrest? how can delaying treatment impact outcomes? what communication does an ambulance crew
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lexington medical center and how does that information
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get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 the european southern observatory has released ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue
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to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60 mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny, highs middle 50s to near 60
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mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds willlltill be an issue today as we'll see some gust up spectacular new images showing the entire milky way galaxy! the image shows light at sub-millimeter wavelengths to create an image of the full area of the milky way as seen from the earth's southern hemisphere. it's the sharpest map of the milky way made to date. you can explore the entire map by going to wistv.com and clicking the big red 10. the head of the fbi is calling it the the hardest question he's seen in government. coming up, the legal battle between apple and fbi..regarding the release of an
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belonged to one of the san bernardino shooting suspects. break apple today asked a federal court to throw they served our country. our country should serve them better. bernie sanders cracked the gridlock with john mccain to help clean up the mess at the v.a. and strengthen veterans' healthcare. bernie sanders has always stood with our veterans, and that's why he'll never rush
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judgment. integrity. bernie.
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a terrorist's phone....apple charging the fbi is seeking what it calls
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but the fbi director told congress the fbi is not backing down. steve handelsman reports 10-17 34-41 with the apple battle being fought in public, the fbi director made his case... james comey telling congress he loves privacy and encryption "part of me thinks - that's great! i don't want anybody looking at my stuff. but then i step back and say - ya know - law enforcement - which i'm part of - really does -- save peoples' lives." that's why ... after san bernardino ... looking for others who would kill for isis knowing terrorists rely on text, email, twitter, facebook, and other apps the fbi got a court to order apple to unlock the iphone of san bernardino killer syed farook. "what apple's objecting to here is that the government wants them to write brand new software that doesn't exist right now that would give
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apple ceo tim cook told abc the new code could get stolen and spread nelson grafik of the quotes sort of the equivalent of cancer... we would never write it." "think about what else they could ask us to write. "... our job is to protect our customers." ============= == graphic out ============= ============= ============= ======== comey said law enforcement's job is to protect the public "with lawful court orders -read the communications of terrorists, , ng bangers, pedophiles, all different kinds of other bad people." but, in its filing today, apple charges, the fbi could ask apple to turn on brush fire in malibu. the fire forced a canyon road closure. 20 acres in malibu have burned. it started shortly after 3- am near the pacific coast highway. a voluntary evacuation order was in effect for residents in the sparsely populated area.
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johnson and johnson to pay 72 million dollars in damages in a lawsuit over its talcum powder. the lawsuit, brought by the family of jackie fox, alleges that fox died of ovarian cancer caused by the company's product. plaintiffs in the case argue that johnson and johnson was aware of and neglected the dangers its talcum powder presented. johnson and johnson released a statement saying they stand by the safety of their talcum powder. ups is looking to get goods to consumers faster. the company is investing in a same-day delivery company called "deliv," which works with macy's, kohl's and other retailers s deliver online orders within the same day. "deliv" has not specified how much ups has invested, but ups says the investment will help it observe the same-day delivery market. trooper: "do you understand these rights as i've explained them to you? myers: "oh yeah." trooper: "having these rights in mind, do you wish to cooperate
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"well the best i can. i hit my head pretty bad." trooper: "okay" coming up--newly released dashcam video shows a lexington prosectuor's dui arrest. break thanks for staying with us for the news at 5:30.
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i'm dawndy mercer plank.a lexington prosecutor's arrest is caught on camera. we go to sam bleiweis in the alert center with more. just this afternoon - dashcam video released showing the arrest of solicitor donnie myers. --arrested and charged with dui after crashing his car into a utility pole at old chapin road and beechcreek road. -officer asked myers who picked him u from crash scene, myers said he didnt know. -when asked if he understood his rights- he told the officer that he had hit his head and would do his best. -after failing a number of sobriety tests -- the officer placed him under arrest. take a listen. a sad story from lower richland county today. investigators say a worker at a
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where a worker at a machine shop was killed after being crushed by a piece of machinery. mike desumma was at the scene this afternoon. mike? judi, dawdy still a lot of unanswered questions into how exactly this worker died. what we do now is it happened somewhere outside of the shop sometime early this afternoon. the incident happened at utility group of south carolina off of pine view drive. the columbia fire department did respond after getting word of what happened. according to neighbors the shop employs about a dozen workers -- and crafts large industrial septic tanks. initial reports coming from the richland county sheriff's department is that the worker's death was an accident. however the department is also investigating the matter as well as osha. the workers id has not been released yet. dawndy, judi. the lexington county coroner has
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and killed by a midlands restaurant owner on valentine's day night. he's 28-year-old arturo santos. his body was found outside a vehicle at a park and ride on corley mill road last week. investigators say he had been shot multiple times. the coroner says the mexican consulate and a family member living in the area helped identify him. lexington business owner greg leon is charged with santos' death. accordrdg to warrants, he called 9-1-1 and told dispatchers he shot his wife's lover. get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up
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sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. another day of slowdowns in the south carolina senate. this time a different senator
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filibuster over the roads bill. will whitson takes a look at senator lee bright's roadblock over road funding. senator lee bright subbed in for beaufort senator tom davis on the filibuster today- after davis talked non-stop on the senate floor both tuesday and wednesday. bright echoed davis' argument though- arguing for more reform to the south carolina department of transportation- and less taxation. the road funding bill is made all the more complicated by the three requirements governor
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state of the state address both in 2015 and in 2016- dot reform, income tax cuts, and a gas tax increase. senator bright, however, wants to cut the tax increase entirely- and said in the senate chamber he would rather focus exclusively on dot reform- proposing a death to the roads bill entirely as it's currently written. but, if bright and his allies in the senate were to succeed- there's the question of whether or not their version of the road bill would even get the nod from governor haley after all. spartanburg "what we would like to do is the give the governor and the executive branch more power in this and i hope she'd be supportive of that. i think what she was saying is she'd support a gas tax increase if there was some offset with a decrease in the income tax." senator davis had said he's ready to continue this filibuster- or what he calls an education- for as long as it takes. today- senator bright backed that up, and said along with senator davis, there are about four other lawmakers prepared to step in to keep the filibuster going. ww wis news 10 as we move in closer to saturday's democratic primary, one hot button issue for the candidates are providing funding for
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and universities. clinton has promised a 25 billion dollar fund for helping hbcus improve and modernize facilities while sanders has said he will appreciate hbcus and will do everything to everything to financially support the institutions. nationally, hbcus are struggling ffancially. that's something we've seen in our own backyard with south carolina state university whose accreditation is pending on financial requirements. we spoke to students about their thoughts on the candidates' platforms. "we really do need the help, especially at hbcus because of couple of months ago state was in danger of being shut down and it was negatively in put on the news and to be in the light and to be at this university is a privilege. "i don't believe it's really sincere, i think that everybody's kinda jumping on the hbcu bandwagon because they know we, we
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when it comes to funds. so they want to make it seem like they care but i don't think they really care." "we've been struggling to be like equal to pwis out there and now that the vote, we for votes, on both sides." both hillary clinton and bernie sanders will visit hbcus tomorrow. clinton will speak at south carolina state university, while bernie sanders will speak to supporters at claflin universty. the field is dwindling, but the intensity and stakes are not as the remaining republican presidential contenders debate tonight in houston, texas. it's a showdown that could go a long way toward deciding the republican nominee. jay gray reports. 04-07 13-16 22-25 32-36 front runner donald trump travels to texas with growing momentum.. "we might not even need the two months to be honest folks" and the rest of the republican field desperately trying to slow him down.
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have to run in their home states and trump could beat them all." which means the stakes.. and tension in tonight's debate will be high.. with marco rubio.. "the vast and overwhelming majority of republicans don't want donald trump to be the nominee." and ted cruz.. taking shots at the front runner.. "we can't be fooled by pt barnum. but many analysts warn the time for other candidates to block a trump nomination is running out.. you've got the washington post with a stunning editorial about stopping trump. they feel there is some urgency now to stop trump, and that would create some historic rush towards them in the final weeks." history that - either way- will begin to play out when the republicans walk on to this stage at the university of houston in just a few hours.. jay gray - nbc news - houston. tonight, our decision 2016 coverage ahead of the democratic primary continues with a special newscast.
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liberty tap room with experts on the upcoming vote, and we'll have an in-depth look at the candidates. our hour-long decision 2016 special starts tonight at 7. traffic and weather is next. and later on wis... "i just want to show my students for example that it's a blessing to reach this age and beyond and be healthy and do things for yourself. this midlands tech teacher has a lesson for her students after watching our "50 days to 50 years" series. now, she has a milestone birthday goal of her own. break a look now at your first alert traffic...
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and look at who can best get us to that place. i think it's hands down hillary clinton. hillary is the only candidate i trust to fight the injustice too many feel and build on the president's progress, not rip it away. my heart has always been with hillary clinton.
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get ready for a nice stretch of late winter days ahead with dry conditions, cool temperatures and mostly sunny skies as high pressure builds in through the first of next week. winds will still be an issue today as we'll see some gust up to 30mph. today, mostly sunny, continued breezy, highs middle to upper 50s. winds west 15-20mph with some higher gust. tonight, clear lows lower to middle 30s friday sunday: mostly sunny,
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the nation's largest annual christian music tour will be in columbia this
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ten different artists will perform at the winter jam tour at colonial life arena including for king & country, crowder, matthew west and lauren daigle. concert organizers say the event is fun for the whole family and has a variety of music genres. the show is 10 dollars at the 6:45pm. break in an effort to improve the
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disease. today's topic: know when to call 911. we're hear with cardiac arrest
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courtney of lexington and lexington county ems micah norman. what do you do when you arrive on the scene and someone is in cardiac arrest or v-fib? judi: alan, you suffered cardiac arrest in december. tell us what happened. alan: i was finishing a workout with my f-3 group at river bluff high school in lexington on a saturday in december. i started feeling like i never have before. like a black and white tv screen that just started fading. and my heart was fluttering. i called out to my friends for help. they immediately called 911 then laid me on the ground the last thing i remember is one of my friends starting chest compressions. i woke up at lexington medical center one day later.
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what did doctors tell you happened? alan: i had a piece of plaque lodged it disrupted blood flow and affected the electrical impulses in my heart. i went into a very dangerous fibrillation, or v-fib. judi: what was the treatment? i had a stent placed at lexington medical center. thankfully, there was no long-term damage to my heart. judi: alan, what message do you have to other people? alan: call 911 immediately. don't hesitate. even if you're not sure. lexington medical center wants to educate the public about heart disease. the hospital is
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sunday from noon 4:00 p.m. at the columbia metropolitan convention center. for more information, visit lexmed.com/know in today's "50 days to 50 years," i'll be spending day 15 in the gym tonight. one reason for doing this series is to encourage you to embrace health and fitness ahead of your milestone birthdays. and that's just what mary rawls is doing. i met mary at muv fitness in columbia and she told me she'll be turning 65 on june 20. she says she also loves life and is blessed with great health and wants to continue making the right choices so she can continue living a fit life.
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days to 65 years" to celebrate with 65 workouts before hitting her 65th birthday. "i watched you and how you were going about it and thinking about my own life and how i celebrate wellness and fitness and i thought this is what dawndy is doing for herself and i want to do the same thing for me. so when i saw you today, i said, 'yes, this is the time to talk to christy about it." christy is mary's personal trainer at muv fitness. mary wants her friends at the gym and her students at midlands tech to hold her accountable to this athletic endeavor. mary, i'm pulling for you. so proud of you. and happy birthday! and her kickoff date will be mid april to get in her 65 workouts before her 65th birthday.
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change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. bernie sanders. he was there when dr. king marched on washington. unafraid to challenge the status quo to end racial profiling, take on police misconduct, and take down a system that profits from mass imprisonment. there is no president who will fight harder to end institutional racism. education. opportunity. reform. bernie.
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healthways just came out with its list of the happiest and healthiest cities in america. naples, florida wins the title for highest well-being in the country. salinas, california and sarasota, florida round out the top three. the company did more than 170-thousand telephone interviews. the report measured well-being on whether people liked where they lived and worked and their financial security. hunger games star jennifer lawrence is this year's highest-paid oscar nominee. according to forbes...lawrence...who received a best actress nomination for "joy," earned 52 million dollars between june 2014 and june 2015. at 25... she's the youngest person ever with four nominations. vice president joe biden will have a serious message for the audience at the oscars this weekend. biden and his wife will introduce singer lady gaga...
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assault awareness. we all know about grumpy cat, but what about mustache cat? a little kitten that is rocking a mustache is looking for a home after someone abandoned her. she was found at the salvation army donation bin in california. she will be ready for adoption in the next few days. thanks for joining us for the news at 5. we'll be right back.
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good evening and welcome to the news at six.
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i'm charles molineaux. right now at 6--we're getting a first hand look tonight at the arrest of a lexington county prosecutor accused of drunk driving. dashcam video released today by the department of public safety shows a highway patrol trooper conducting a field sobriety test at the home of solicitor donnie myers. in the video, the trooper asks myers to perform several tests--before ultimately taking him in handcuffs to his patrol car. "say it again?" "put your rag down." "go ahead and put your hands behind your back sir...right now i'm placing you under arrest for driving under the influence." "oh man."
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the release of the dashcam video comes shortly after about two dozen people gathered in lexington to demand myers' resignation or removal from office. unless the solicitor voluntarily steps down---there are no easy options to force him out of the job he's held for 40 years. jack kuenzie is in the newsroom to explain that part of the story. dawndy and charles---donnie myers won the office he now holds back in 1976. since then, he's never come close to having a major re-election challenger. but that may be changing. following his arrest monday night on a dui charge---and the discovery of his car in contact with a utility pole at old chapin and beechcreek roads---it's clear myers' future as solicitor is uncertain at best. that is especially true with today's release of the highway patrol videos showing myers doing badly at field sobriety tests like counting backwards and saying his abc's. one of the videos shows him taken in handcuffs to the alvin glenn detention center---where the patrol says he also flunked a blood alcohol test.

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