Former Polk County Sheriff Chris Abril is now charged with larceny. He is accused of stealing booze from Elmos Pub. Tuesday night Abril was charged with driving while impaired.
Abril resigned as sheriff last year, a day before pleading guilty to two counts of soliciting indecent liberties with minors.
He was on probation when officers arrested him Tuesday.
They say he was swerving over the center line on South Trade Street near Pierces tire in Tryon.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has not released the entire report to News Channel 7. According to what we do have from the Sheriff’s Office, deputies pulled over their former boss after they say they saw him go left of center. They say Abril had an open container and failed roadside breathalizers.
Under the rules of his probation he is subject to drug and alcohol tests.
Pam Johnson says her bartender told Abril not to drive when he left Elmos pub and Grill Tuesday night, “He said he had one and someone did come in to drive him home and when they were leaving as far as we know that was his driver.“
Abril was released on his on recognizance but his drivers license was revoked.
He is scheduled for a hearing in November.
By the way Thursday is Abril’s 48th birthday.