BUZZ: DPS director helps stranded motorist after news conference

Posted by ADAM BEAM on February 12, 2014 

S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith stops to help a stranded driver at Fish Hatchery Road and Charleston Highway on Wednesday. Smith was returning from Gov. Nikki Haley's news conference at the state's emergency operations center in West Columbia, where she urged people to stay off the roads.


— Just minutes after standing behind Gov. Nikki Haley at a news conference urging people to stay off the roads, Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith was helping a stranded motorist in West Columbia.

Smith stopped his on Fish Hatchery Road to help a motorist who was stuck in the snow.

"Definition of all hands on deck," tweeted Tim Pearson, Haley's political adviser.

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