CCMF organizer releases statement following DUI charge - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

BREAKING

CCMF organizer releases statement following DUI charge

Bob Durkin (Source: MBPD) Bob Durkin (Source: MBPD)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The director and primary organizer of the Carolina Country Music Fest was arrested early Saturday morning in Myrtle Beach on charges including DUI.

According to a Myrtle Beach police report, Bob Durkin, 46, was charged with DUI first offense, operating an uninsured motor vehicle first offense, no vehicle registration and improper backing.

Officers investigating an unrelated traffic accident reported seeing Durkin, who was in an “off-roading vehicle,” back into an SUV around 4 a.m. in the area of 26th Avenue North and Kings Highway.

Durkin smelled of alcohol, the report states, prompting officers to give him several sobriety tests, which he failed. He refused to give a breath sample at the jail.  

Durkin released the following statement Saturday afternoon:

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.

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Suspect arrested in murder of 85-year-old Lumberton man

    Suspect arrested in murder of 85-year-old Lumberton man

    Saturday, July 21 2018 7:42 PM EDT2018-07-21 23:42:17 GMT
    Source: Robeson County Sheriff's OfficeSource: Robeson County Sheriff's Office

    LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - A suspect is behind bars Saturday, charged with murder in connection to the death of 85-year-old Rufus Revels of Lumberton County. William James Moore, 44, has been charged with first degree murder and robbery. Revels was found dead in his home earlier this month after Lumberton Police responded to a 9-1-1 call.  According to police Revels was beaten to death.  RELATED STORY:  'I'm stunned, hurt, upset:' 85-year-old Lumberton ...

    More >>

    LUMBERTON, NC (WMBF) - A suspect is behind bars Saturday, charged with murder in connection to the death of 85-year-old Rufus Revels of Lumberton County. William James Moore, 44, has been charged with first degree murder and robbery. Revels was found dead in his home earlier this month after Lumberton Police responded to a 9-1-1 call.  According to police Revels was beaten to death.  RELATED STORY:  'I'm stunned, hurt, upset:' 85-year-old Lumberton ...

    More >>
  • City of Florence recognized for economic development progress

    City of Florence recognized for economic development progress

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:49 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:49:54 GMT
    Source: City of FlorenceSource: City of Florence
    Source: City of FlorenceSource: City of Florence
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence recieved state-wide recognition Saturday at an annual meeting between local South Carolina governments and officials.  In addition to the annual awards reception, the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) provides a forum for sharing public service ideas throughout the state. The 2018 Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Economic Development is the City of Florence's sixth straight MASC award.  "I'm happy to work with a ci...More >>
    FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - The City of Florence recieved state-wide recognition Saturday at an annual meeting between local South Carolina governments and officials.  In addition to the annual awards reception, the Municipal Association of South Carolina (MASC) provides a forum for sharing public service ideas throughout the state. The 2018 Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award for Economic Development is the City of Florence's sixth straight MASC award.  "I'm happy to work with a ci...More >>
  • Woman captures 'snowflakes' in July off Myrtle Beach balcony

    Woman captures 'snowflakes' in July off Myrtle Beach balcony

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:28 PM EDT2018-07-21 16:28:56 GMT
    Source: Sheryl Campbell HughesSource: Sheryl Campbell Hughes

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A woman posted a video to Facebook Friday that has some checking their calendars. The video posted by Sheryl Hughes shows large drops of precipitation falling on an overcast day in Myrtle Beach. "I have never seen it snow at the beach...in July," said Hughes in the video, which has now been seen over 870,000 times. Some baffled by the marvel of mother nature rushed to the comment section to dispel the claim of snow showers.  Though areas arou...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A woman posted a video to Facebook Friday that has some checking their calendars. The video posted by Sheryl Hughes shows large drops of precipitation falling on an overcast day in Myrtle Beach. "I have never seen it snow at the beach...in July," said Hughes in the video, which has now been seen over 870,000 times. Some baffled by the marvel of mother nature rushed to the comment section to dispel the claim of snow showers.  Though areas arou...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly