Crime & Courts

SC school superintendent charged with DUI after I-85 crash

Quincie Moore, superintendent of the Cherokee County School District, was charged with DUI over the weekend in Greenville County, the school district announced Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.
Quincie Moore, superintendent of the Cherokee County School District, was charged with DUI over the weekend in Greenville County, the school district announced Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. Cherokee County School District website

The superintendent of a South Carolina school district was charged with driving under the influence after crashing into another car on Interstate 85.

Quincie Little Moore, of Gaffney, was charged Sunday with DUI less than .10, according to Greenville County online court records. She was placed in the Greenville County detention center and released on $992 personal recognizance bond, court records show.

The crash happened just after 1:15 a.m. Sunday on I-85 in Greenville County near mile marker 50, according to Trooper Joe Hovis of the S.C. Highway Patrol. Moore was traveling north in an Acura sedan when she crashed into the back of a Ford sedan.

No injuries were reported, Hovis said. Moore was charged with DUI and taken to the Greenville County jail, where she refused to provide a breath sample.

Moore is the superintendent of the Cherokee County School District.

The district confirmed her arrest in a Facebook post Monday morning, which said the Board of Trustees will meet Tuesday night to discuss Moore’s arrest.

“Until such time as the Board is able to review this matter, it would be premature for me to make any further comment on Dr. Moore’s status,” Board Chairman Johnny Sarratt Jr. said in the post.

The Cherokee County district is comprised of more than a dozen schools, including 11 elementary schools and Blacksburg and Gaffney high school. 

DUI first offense is a misdemeanor that carries up to 30 days in jail, a $400 fine or both, under South Carolina law

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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