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South Carolina crash results in death and felony DUI charges

An accident the recently occurred in South Carolina had a tragic result for both parties involved. One of the parties was fatally injured. The other party is facing felony DUI charges as a result of the accident. When people drive under the influence of alcohol, if their blood alcohol content is above South Carolina's legal limit of .08 they may be charged with driving while intoxicated.

South Carolina's DUI crackdown leads to more arrests

Since 2006, the state of South Carolina has been aggressively pursuing drivers that are traveling on the roads while their blood alcohol content is over the legal limit. The aggressive pursuit involved a no-tolerance program as well as education of residents and businesses. Authorities now say that these efforts have led to a five-year low in arrests involving drunk driving charges.

South Carolina man facing felony DUI charges after fatal crash

When South Carolina residents make the decision to get behind the wheel of their vehicle after having a few alcoholic beverages, they may or may not realize that their blood alcohol content makes this an illegal action. Unfortunately, if this decision leads to an accident the consequences can be very severe for the alleged drunk driver. If an accident involving someone who is driving while intoxicated ends in severe bodily injury or the death of another involved party, the driver could face felony DUI charges.

South Carolina police officer fired after being charged with DUI

Many residents of South Carolina likely try to keep their personal life and work separate. However, it is unfortunate but true that things that happen in their personal private life will have a professional impact on those in certain lines of work. A South Carolina police officer has found himself in this very unfortunate situation and was recently fired following allegations of his criminal behavior.

South Carolina officers on the lookout for drunken boaters

Getting out onto the water in a boat is a popular activity for many of South Carolina's residents. This is an activity that is popular year-round but now that the summer months are here, the number of people spending time on boats has increased.

Motion to dismiss drunk driving charges denied

Previous postings in this blog have discussed the charges faced by Ted Vick for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. In the most recent previous posting, readers were informed that Vick's attorney was arguing that the representative should not be charged with a crime due to a technicality in the way he was read his Miranda rights.

South Carolina man refuses breathalyzer; charged with felony DUI

Celebrations on the Fourth of July often involve alcohol. Unfortunately, sometimes alcohol can make tempers rise and if an argument ensues, the emotions may be intensified while individuals are under the influence of alcohol.

DUI charges may be dropped for lack of videotaped Miranda rights

Previous postings in this blog have discussed the importance of obtaining a DUI defense attorney when facing charges for drunk driving. An attorney can help to ensure that all of the defendant's rights are protected. A previous posting in this blog also discussed the DUI charges faced by State Representative Ted Vick. Vick's attorney may be able to have the Representative's charges dropped because the rights to which he was entitled were not upheld.

South Carolina teen facing two felony DUI charges

The summer months are here and the school year has come to an end. This time of year means teenagers have more time to socialize and hang out with friends. At times these hangouts and events may involve the consumption of alcohol. Unfortunately, an event that starts out as teenagers just trying to have a good time can end tragically and have a long-term negative impact on the life of a young adult.

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