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Sobriety test video released of man charged with killing 11-year-old girl

In the video, taken in a parking lot, the officer instructs Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, to follow directions for a series of three test. (Source CCPD) In the video, taken in a parking lot, the officer instructs Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, to follow directions for a series of three test. (Source CCPD)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston Police Department has released dashcam footage of a man charged with killing an 11-year-old girl.

In the video, taken in a parking lot, the officer instructs Jeffrey William Wakefield, 30, to follow directions for a series of three test. 

Wakefield can be seen on camera barefoot, speaking with an officer. Wakefield admits to the officer that he is familiar with the sobriety test as he has taken one in the past. Then he asks the officer for a drink of water so he is able to "calm down" to which the officer refuses.  

The officer asks Wakefield to follow a flashlight with his eyes while keeping his body still, and lift his foot up until the officer says stop. 

Wakefield also struggles to walk back and forth during the straight line, losing his balance multiple times during the heel-to-toe test. 

Wakefield was charged with felony driving under the influence involving a death and reckless homicide on July 9.

Supplemental police reports showed Wakefield had no alcohol in his system, according to the reports. The test was given to Wakefield after the crash but wouldn't have shown any additional drugs that could have been in his system at the time. 

A Charleston police officer overheard Wakefield telling his father over the phone that he got high and killed someone. 

A judge set bond at $50,000 for the reckless driving charge but denied bond on the felony DUI charge, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

Selma Akguel, of Middelfart, Denmark, was the pedestrian struck and killed by an SUV at the intersection of Rutledge Avenue and Calhoun Street, according to Deputy Coroner Sheila Williams.

Akguel was visiting Charleston with her family at the time of the crash, police said.

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