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March 2012 Archives

Ignition interlocks for all in Charleston?

Earlier this month in our Charleston DUI Law Blog, we discussed the shortcomings of breath tests. These police administered blood alcohol content measures do not always give accurate results, leading to DUI arrests of people who are in fact in a safe condition to be driving.

South Carolina sheriff's deputy faces drunk driving charges

Last week in our Charleston DUI Law Blog, we wrote about the South Carolina Highway Patrol ordering all troopers to include detailed observations in all drunk driving arrest reports--including when the arrestee is a law enforcement officer. This week, South Carolina troopers had the opportunity to do just that.

Short report on Mount Pleasant cop's DUI arrest is criticized

Police in South Carolina are taking heat in the aftermath of a DUI arrest of a Mount Pleasant police major. The police major was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he crashed his jeep earlier this month, but the arresting officer's report was so skimpy that criminal charges could never hold up.

Are breath tests accurate in Charleston?

Many Charleston residents who score high on an alcohol breath test think that they have no choice other than to sit back while they are convicted of a DUI charge. However, that is simply not the case. Often a criminal defense attorney can argue that the results of the breath test were flawed, in which case a judge may then decide to suppress the test results or dismiss the charges altogether.

In South Carolina, drinking and driving a moped up for debate

Oftentimes in the Charleston area, those who have had a couple of drinks chose not to drive their cars. Instead, they get in a car with another driver, take public transportation or a cab, or perhaps walk or hop on their bicycle or moped.

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