CCMF organizer arrested on DUI charge early Saturday morning

One of the Carolina Country Music Fest organizers, Bob Durkin, was arrested early Saturday morning for driving under the influence (DUI).According to a police report, the 46-year-old was arrested around 4 a.m. Saturday. Myrtle Beach Police were responding to a motor vehicle collision near 26th Avenue North and North Kings Highway.In an unrelated incident, the report states Durkin was in an “off roading” vehicle and seen backing into a white SUV. While interviewing Durkin, the officer suspected Durkin may be intoxicated, according to the report. ADVERTISINGThree sobriety tests were administered.Durkin was arrested and taken to Myrtle Beach Jail.He was charged with DUI first offense, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, no vehicle registration, and improper backing.We reached out to Durkin for comment and received the following statement:”Last night was our most successful night of Carolina Country Music Fest ever, with a record-breaking 29,000 concertgoers in attendance. With that kind of attendance comes great responsibility. Our staff, myself included, work long hours before and after the event to ensure that guests make it home safely, streets are clean of debris and the festival ground is suitable and safe for the next day’s events. Last night, I was detained for the suspicion of operating a cart under the influence of alcohol. While I cannot discuss the details of pending charges, I can say that I look forward to presenting evidence in court that will clear this up. Carolina Country Music Fest is grateful for the long-hours and manpower of the Myrtle Beach Police Department. They assure that laws are abided by while the city’s residents and visitors safe. We look forward to two more exciting nights as Carolina Country Music Fest presents Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean.”

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