Cops Clamp the Cuffs on Charleston Sports Anchor


WCIV sports anchor John Nugent was arrested by police last night and charged with  driving under the influence.

Mt. Pleasant Officers pulled the 55-year-old Nugent over around 10:30 p.m after they saw Sports Anchor strike the center median while driving south on Coleman Boulevard.

Police said they asked Nugent if he was ok, and he seemed to mumble something that he was fine. 

Police said Nugent told them he had one beer, but he was exhibiting slurred speech, glassy eyes, and was slow to respond to questions and instructions. Police decided to administer a field sobriety test, which Nugent failed, the report states. 

Nugent was handcuffed and taken to the station for a blood-alcohol test, but police said he declined to take one. He was then taken to the Charleston County Detention Center. 

A judge set Nugent’s bond at just under $1,000 on Monday.

No word yet from WCIV on the incident.