South Carolina was rated the number one state in the U.S. for DUI-related deaths last year by the National Highway Safety Committee. According to a Horry County prosecutor, if there is one small problem with the video from the traffic stop, field sobriety tests or arrest, then the whole case can be dismissed. Police are calling it "the camera loophole" and say it is responsible for drunk drivers getting away with their crimes.
A local news channel was shown a video of a man arrested for DUI by the Horry County prosecutor. The video shows the police officer giving the man a field sobriety test after the man had ran off the road. According to the officer, the man failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus field sobriety test and he is not able to walk a straight line. The prosecutor said that it's likely the case won't hold up in court because the man's face isn't clearly seen on the video.