Mount Pleasant police arrested William Geary following a single-car crash on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in July, according to the West Ashley Patch. Geary is the director of mid body assembly and integration at the Boeing South Carolina plant. Geary crashed his 5-series BMW into the center median on the southbound side of the bridge.
Officers responded to the scene around 2:20 a.m. where they found Geary, 49, waiting outside his car with a minor injury to his chin. Geary told officers he had been drinking at a downtown Charleston steakhouse. Officers had reason to suspect Geary was under the influence.
More than twice the legal limit….
Geary performed field sobriety tests. The field sobriety tests contained the standard battery of four tests including stating the alphabet and walking a straight a line, all of which Geary allegedly failed. Officers detained Geary on suspicion of DUI. He went back to the police station where an officer administered a breathalyzer. Geary registered a 0.19 alcohol level, or more than twice the legal limit of .08, according to the police incident report.
Geary currently resides in Mount Pleasant. At the time of the wreck, he was heading home from dinner with his boss, but his vehicle was traveling back toward downtown Charleston according the accident report. He told officers he did not know where he was.
Geary has worked with the Boeing Company since 1986, according to his company bio. He has worked at Boeing’s Washington facility and has overseen operations in Canada prior to moving to South Carolina.
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