Interstate 95 Speed Traps Often Catch Drunk Driving
Interstate 95 runs up and down the east coast, including through South Carolina. In northern and central South Carolina, I-95 is a notorious speed trap. In recent years, there have been multiple media reports regarding how local law enforcement officers patrol I-95. A police chief even directed his officers to write more tickets to fight declining ticketing.
While many small towns along the interstate heavily enforce speeding and traffic laws, records show that local police in Santee write more tickets on Interstate 95 than most other police departments.
The speed enforcement also leads to more DUI arrests.
Why It Is So Important To Fight The First DUI
South Carolina has strict and harsh penalties for drivers convicted of driving under the influence. Recent legislation has toughened the DUI penalties, making it easier to get in trouble.
With second and third DUIs, the penalties get even tougher, so it is vital to fight back against your first DUI arrest to prevent worse trouble in the future. Drivers with two or more DUI convictions, including convictions from other states, face serious jail time and hefty fines.
Second offense DUI penalties can also include:
- Ignition interlock devices
- Increased insurance premiums
- Alcohol intervention program attendance
- License suspensions
- Impacts on your job and employment prospects
The fines and costs you can add up to $6,500 for your second DUI, and $10,000 on your third. All other measures also come out of your pocket, such as an ignition interlock device that can cost $1,000 plus $130 for monthly monitoring.
It is crucial that you work with an attorney who knows how to work with defendants both in-state and out-of-state. If you are traveling on I-95 and get pulled over when passing through South Carolina, contact Drennan Law Firm immediately. Working with a local criminal defense attorney ensures that your counsel understands local laws. We know how the system works. Don’t take a chance at something as serious as a DUI.
Protect Your Future And Avoid A DUI Conviction
Whether a police officer pulls you over on I-95 or elsewhere in the state, contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced DUI defense attorney. From our office in Charleston, we help people throughout South Carolina and out-of-state residents who are pulled over in the state. Call today at 843-352-4149 or contact us online to get started.