Horry County Schools board member apologizes Saturday after DUI arrest

Horry County Schools board member apologizes Saturday after DUI arrest
An HCS board member is asking for forgiveness Saturday after an arrest landed her briefly behind bars. (Source: J Reuben Long)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - An HCS board member is asking for forgiveness Saturday after an arrest landed her briefly behind bars.

According to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records, 55-year-old Holly Heniford was arrested Friday, September 6 around 6:30 p.m. and charged with driving under the influence.

“This is an unfortunate and embarrassing situation,” Heniford wrote on Facebook early Saturday morning. “I apologize to the citizens who elect me and the entire school board,” the statement continued.

Holly Heniford apology
Holly Heniford apology

Accoridng to a police report, officers arrived to the Hwy 31 exit ramp on Robert Edge Parkway to find Heniford’s, silver Infinity SUV ‘in the middle of the road’ with several bystanders nearby.

Bystanders reportedly told police that Heniford had been asleep int he car and was just waking up. The responding officer reports a strong smell of alcohol on the board members breath as well as bloodshot eyes.

After the administration of three sobriety tests, the officer then reportedly placed Heniford under arrest for DUI and transported her to the NMB jail.

Heniford currently represents Area 1, (Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach) on the HCS board, according to the school system’s website.

Jail records show Heniford was released at 12:31 a.m. on Saturday morning.

Heniford was first elected to the school board in 2014, according to her bio. She also works as the broker-in-charge of B Mack & Co. Real Estate in North Myrtle Beach.

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