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What is aggravated drunk driving?

People driving while under the influence of alcohol is a problem in South Carolina and elsewhere. When law enforcement officers suspect a person of drunk driving, that individual will more than likely be asked to submit to sobriety testing. Doing so, or refusing to do so, could result in that individual being charged with DUI. Depending on the circumstances of the matter, an aggravated DUI charge may be filed.

To do or not to do the breath test if suspected of drunk driving

South Carolina residents may be aware of some of the tests law enforcement officers use to help determine if people are driving while under the influence of alcohol. The breath test is one that many are not sure is necessary or wise in which to participate. The truth is, if suspected of drunk driving, there may be reason to pass on this particular sobriety test.

South Carolina man charged with drunk driving

A South Carolina man found himself in police custody recently. According to reports, law enforcement officers claim that this individual was speeding and driving while under the influence of alcohol. He was promptly arrested and charged with drunk driving.

Young man arrested for drunk driving and other offenses

South Carolina police were recently called to a restaurant after a truck was hit by another vehicle while in the parking lot. The individual thought responsible was arrested and charged with drunk driving and other offenses. The accused is reportedly underage, so the penalties that would accompany a conviction could be quite severe.

Drunk driving incident injures 4, driver charged

A South Carolina man has been charged following a single-vehicle crash that left him, his wife and his two children injured. Drunk driving is believed to have contributed to this incident. Due to the circumstances surrounding this crash, this individual has a lot to lose if he is convicted.

South Carolina drunk driving: Holidays means more arrests

With the holiday season in full swing, South Carolina police are on the lookout for those individuals who are driving while impaired. Drunk driving is a year-round issue, but it seems to increase this time of year. In an effort to keep the public safe, law enforcement officers are stepping up their patrols which means more people may find themselves behind bars and facing DUI-related charges.

South Carolina man facing felony DUI charge

A South Carolina man was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in a crash that killed a pedestrian. This individual is facing numerous charges for the incident, including a felony DUI. With the severity of the charges in this case, the accused would likely benefit from the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney in his fight to achieve the best outcome possible.

Woman facing drunk driving charges after car accident

A South Carolina woman is facing criminal charges after a recent car accident in Aiken County. According to law enforcement, she admitted to drinking earlier in the evening, but claimed that the accident happened because she was looking at her phone. A police officer who reported to the scene of the drunk driving accident claimed that he could smell alcohol on the driver's breath.

News anchor Michael Maely charged with drunk driving

Michael Maely, a news anchor for South Carolina's WMBF station, was recently arrested for speeding and driving while impaired. He has been charged with first offense drunk driving. He is also facing the automatic suspension of his license for allegedly refusing to submit to a Breathalyzer test.

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