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December 2013 Archives

Man facing drunk driving charges after blowing a .19

Car accidents happen on the roadways of South Carolina just like they do in every state across the country. If a resident sees a car that they believe could cause an accident, they will sometimes report it to the authorities. This happened recently in South Carolina and the report led to the issuance of drunk driving charges.

Fireman charged with felony DUI after high breath test

In South Carolina, and in every state across the country, it is illegal for anyone to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol. The legal limit for a driver's BAC level in South Carolina is .08. If police pull over an individual on suspicion of drunk driving, and the driver tests at .08 or higher on a Breathalyzer, the driver will likely face DUI charges.

South Carolina man with DUI record refuses breath test

When a resident of South Carolina is charged with illegally driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, there is always the potential for serious consequences no matter what the nature of the circumstances surrounding the charges. However, the circumstances surrounding the situation as well as the alleged drunk driver's criminal history, if any, can lead to an increased level of severity in the charges. Some of these circumstances might include a high blood alcohol content, refusing a Breathalyzer or causing an accident that leads to the severe bodily harm or death of another individual.

South Carolina's Sober or Slammer campaign underway

According to South Carolina authorities, December is a dangerous time to be traveling on the roadways by passenger vehicle. This is due largely to the holiday season that is now upon us. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety states that in 2012 there were 358 fatalities on the roads that were caused by drunk drivers. Fifty of those people died during the final weeks of the year.

Boy killed in DUI accident; family wants stricter DUI punishments

Previous postings in this blog have discussed how some families that have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of a drunk driver are lobbying for stricter DUI laws and tougher penalties for drunk drivers in South Carolina. Another family has stepped to the forefront of this argument after they lost their son recently in an accident involving a drunk driver.

Vick's DUI case delayed for lack of impartial jury

Previous postings in this blog have discussed the DUI charges being faced by South Carolina state representative Ted Vick. As was outlined in these previous posts, Vick was pulled over after an officer witnessed him stumbling while walking to his vehicle, which was parked in a garage. Once he got into his car to drive away. authorities pulled him over and then charged him with driving under the influence.

South Carolina man charged in fatal felony DUI

Many South Carolina residents try to drive their best when they encounter police vehicles out on the roads. They reduce their speeds, make sure to use their traffic signals and put their cell phones down and out of view. Many undertake these practices in the hope that they will avoid catching the attention of officers and possibly getting traffic citations.

Holiday season brings increased DUI charges

The holidays have officially arrived and many South Carolina residents are looking forward to fun get-togethers with family and friends. Many started their celebrations over Thanksgiving and will continue the festivities right through New Year's Day. Though most will ride out the end of the year with good memories and great experiences, others will find themselves facing serious DUI charges from increased drunk driving enforcement.

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