VIDEO | Dash cam footage shows Folly Beach police sergeant's arrest on DUI charge

Folly Beach sergeant arrest (South Carolina Highway Patrol)

"I'm not taking any of your tests. Put me in handcuffs."

That's what a Folly Beach police sergeant tells a South Carolina Highway Patrol officer after being questioned for suspicion of DUI on Nov. 14.

Video dash cam was released Tuesday by the South Carolina Highway Patrol of Shane Smith's arrest while on his way to work.

Sgt. Shane Smith was arrested, charged with DUI and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

He was pulled over on Folly Road in James Island after leaving the scene of an accident in Ladson, according to highway patrol.

According to a police report, state troopers found 27 oxycodone pills in a prescription bottle with someone else's name on it in his marked SUV.

Smith resigned from the department Dec. 1, according to Folly Beach Police Chief Andrew Gilreath.

READ MORE | Officials: Folly Beach sergeant on way to work arrested for DUI, 27 oxycodone pills found

Dash cam footage shows a state trooper asking Smith why he was pulled over and Smith slurs his speech as he states, “Someone said I swipe-sided (sic) their vehicle.”

After being asked more questions, video footage shows Smith stating, “You can just stop all of this and put me in handcuffs.”

“I’m not taking any of your tests. Put me in handcuffs,” he insists as he turns around and places his own hands behind his back.

Once in the patrol car on his way to jail, he gets angry about how officers are searching his bag.

“They’re going through it as we speak without a warrant,” Smith tells the state trooper. “My bag has nothing to do with departmental policies.”

A Charleston County deputy who pulled Smith over on Folly Road is heard on camera describing Smith driving erratically, saying he almost hit her patrol car twice.

According to highway patrol, earlier that evening, Smith struck a 2016 Honda in the rear as the Honda was waiting to make right-hand turn near US 78 and College Park Road in Ladson, according to highway patrol.

"Smith spoke with the driver, but then left the scene," states Cpl. Matt Southern, with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

A short time after the collision, Charleston County dispatch received numerous calls advising about a Folly Beach police vehicle engaged in erratic driving along I-26 Eastbound, Southern states.

A "be on the lookout" was broadcast to local law enforcement agencies, according to the highway patrol. Smith was eventually pulled over on Folly Road.

Gilreath confirmed that Smith was on his way to work Nov. 14 for a shift that started at 6 p.m. He was pulled over around 8 p.m.

He was released on a $5,992 personal recognizance bond on Nov. 15.

Watch clips of the dash cam released by the highway patrol below:

Smith's initial conversation with highway patrol:

A Charleston County deputy describing Smith's erratic driving before being pulled over on Folly Road:

Smith's arrest:

Smith angry about officers going through his bag following his arrest:

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