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South Carolina man charged twice in a week for felony DUI

A South Carolina man is facing multiple charges for two separate incidents of alleged DUI. Charges against him include felony DUI, hit and run and driving an uninsured motor vehicle -- among several others. The consequences for a DUI conviction can be severe, according to state laws, particularly if there is a history of repeat offenses.

How are wrongful death actions and survival actions differrent?

South Carolina residents who have lost a loved one at the hands of another individual may choose to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. These claims can be filed against the individual deemed responsible or that person's estate -- should they also not survive the incident. In a wrongful death claim, both pecuniary and punitive damages may be sought. In some cases, survival actions may also be filed.

Car accidents a leading cause of teenage deaths in South Carolina

Oct. 19 was the start of National Teen Driver Safety Week. As such, it seems appropriate to touch on a few statistics behind issues facing teenage drivers and key facts parents may not be aware of. As car accidents are a leading cause of teenage deaths, both here in South Carolina and across the country, it also seems an opportune time to address teenage behaviors when behind the wheel and how proper driver's education and good model behavior can help resolve any problems.

South Carolina man facing felony charges for child sex crimes

A man who had recently been living in another state is now behind bars in South Carolina. The accusations against him include criminal sexual conduct and sexual exploitation of a minor. Under state laws, both of these are considered felony charges.

Car accidents resulting in pedestrian deaths are increasing

Pedestrian accidents, understandably, tend to have severe -- if not fatal -- consequences for the victims. While the human body can withstand a lot if involved in a wreck, when struck by an automobile, the injuries can simply be too much for the body to handle. As the outcomes of pedestrian-involved car accidents are often tragic, it is clear why South Carolina law enforcement officials would like to do more to prevent these incidents from happening, especially since recently released statistics show an increase in pedestrian fatalities.

Impaired and/or drunk driving can have serious consequences

Driving under the influence of any impairing substance is considered a serious pubic safety issue in South Carolina. As such, law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for drivers who may show signs of this behavior. Those accused of impaired and/or drunk driving may face serious penalties under state laws.

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