Teacher accused of molestation arrested by SC Highway Patrol

William Brown (provided)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) - The former Dubose Middle School teacher charged for inappropriately touching a 14-year-old student, was arrested by the SC Highway Patrol Monday.

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office officials say they received a call around 4 p.m. Monday about a man driving through a neighborhood intoxicated. According to deputies, witnesses say 49-year-old William Brown hit two mailboxes and a stop sign on Roadster Row before pulling into his garage and striking the wall.

Brown was already on trespass notice from earlier in the day Monday for driving onto school grounds at Dubose Middle School according to deputies. Reports state that a trespass notice for Dubose Middle School was not in Brown's probation agreement, so the school decided to enact one. Deputies then contacted Brown to advise him of the trespassing process at his home on Roadster Row.

At that time, deputies say Brown was clearly intoxicated and could barely walk, almost falling to the ground. The police report states that Dorchester County EMS said Brown was too intoxicated to refuse treatment and should be taken to Summerville Medical Center for treatment.

The trespass notice came after teachers spotted Brown's silver Chevy Traverse on Dubose Middle School grounds around 9 a.m. Monday morning, according to deputies. The report states that teachers believed he was prohibited from being at the school, as he was terminated the previous school year.

Brown was previously charged with criminal solicitation of a minor and assault and battery of the 2nd degree, according to police, after accusations of inappropriately touching a 14-year-old student.

The Dubose Middle School student says Brown, an English teacher at the time, made several sexual passes at her during the last few days of school.

ABC News 4 will have more on this story as it develops.