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South Carolina ranks high among drunk driving charges

When one's state of residence makes a top 10 list, many people feel a sense of pride. Recently released statistics, however, rank South Carolina among the top states in a less prestigious list: places where drunk driving charges are common. Only seven other states have a higher incidence of drunk driving, leaving many in South Carolina to ponder how to make our roadways safer for all drivers .

Mayor arrested after refusing to take a breath test

Many South Carolina readers were surprised to learn that the mayor of a South Carolina town was arrested last month and charged with drinking and driving. Although the arrest took place in late November, news reports did not surface until well into December. According to police records, McColl Mayor George Ray Grier was arrested and charged with driving under the influence after refusing to take a breath test.

Man faces felony DUI charges after fatal car crash

South Carolina police were called to the scene of a terrible car crash on a recent Wednesday afternoon. A collision involving three vehicles slowed traffic in Spartanburg, near the intersection of East Blackstock Road and Arbours West Lane. Unfortunately, one of the drivers involved in the accident lost her life. Another was arrested and charged with felony DUI.

Strong defense strategies may be needed for DUI charges

This time of the year is known for an escalation in drunk driving accidents that commonly result in many people suffering severe personal injuries and even fatalities. In an effort to limit these tragic consequences, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) recently launched a campaign to enforce DUI-related laws. Similar to last year, SCDPS decided to name the enforcement blitz "Sober or Slammer!" It will run until the first day of 2015.

South Carolina woman facing felony DUI charges following accident

A South Carolina woman is behind bars and is facing charges for an accident that occurred earlier this year. Local law enforcement officers claim this crash was the result of impaired driving. As one individual died and another was injured, the charges against her include a felony DUI.

Charged with boating under the influence? You can fight this

Most South Carolina residents are aware of state laws regarding driving under the influence. Those convicted of this type of activity may lose their driving privileges and face fines and/or jail time -- depending on the circumstances. Few people may realize that these same punishments can apply to those convicted of boating under the influence.

Farmer to face DUI charges in South Carolina after fatal crash

Everybody suffers from a lack of judgment at one time or another. Many times, the consequences of these lapses are minor, though there are some instances where the consequences are deadly. One farmer is being accused of having a lapse in good judgment in a recent car crash in South Carolina. The farmer is now facing DUI charges.

Free agent Tyler Thigpen refuses breath test in South Carolina

Many people wonder about the lives of football players and other pro athletes. Some seem to have more money than they know what to do with, and their glamorous lives and families frequently attract media attention. Unfortunately, former NFL quarterback and current free agent Tyler Thigpen is receiving media attention for a recent DUI arrest and refusing a breath test in South Carolina.

DUI charges for driver that allegedly initiated chase

Multiple DUI offenses have potentially serious consequences for those accused of them. A South Carolina man was recently arrested for what was apparently his third charge for drunk driving, but authorities say that he first led them on a chase. He is now facing multiple DUI charges.

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