Dangerous Driving on Chestnut Street & US 221

Dangerous driving in the City of Laurens Wednesday was alleged in warrants served yesterday. Officer Rushing of Laurens Police arrested 26-year-old Darron James Butler of Central Avenue, Whitmire. He’s now charged with Reckless Driving, Failure to Stop for Blue Lights and 3rd Offense Driving under Suspension.

Butler is accused of driving a motor vehicle at 70 miles-per-hour in a 35-mile-per-hour zone Wednesday, then when reaching a stop sign at the end of Chestnut Street, failed to stop as he entered US 221 south. He reportedly continued to drive in a reckless manner for another eight tenths (8/10) of a mile after being signaled to stop by lights and siren from a police vehicle. He was allegedly driving while his driver’s license was suspended for alleged failure to pay traffic ticket charges.

With cash or surety bonds set yesterday totaling $5,545, Darron James Butler remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.