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South Carolina criminal defense: Possible medication-related DUI

On Behalf of | Apr 12, 2016 | Criminal Defense

A South Carolina man was recently arrested after he backed his vehicle into another car in a business parking lot. This incident reportedly occurred in Spartanburg County. The accused, a former highway patrol officer, has been charged with DUI. He does have the right to employ a criminal defense team to assist him with fighting this case.

According to reports, the accused — a 38-year-old male — was backing up his car in the parking lot of a Firestone Service Center when he struck another vehicle. This occurred late in the morning on Sunday, April 3. Police were called to the scene and field sobriety tests were attempted after deputies say that the accused appeared to be slow and confused.

Police claim that the accused admitted to using prescription medication for night terrors. He is said to have refused to submit to chemical testing. No further details about this case have been reported.

A DUI charge, no matter how minor it may seem, can lead to stiff penalties that can have a big impact on one’s life. In order to help combat the potential consequences in this particular case, the accused may seek the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney. With help, he may be able to fight the charges at hand in a South Carolina criminal court by questioning the results of any sobriety tests performed and by thoroughly reviewing police records regarding this incident, or he may have the ability to seek a plea agreement in an effort to achieve alternative sentencing. With the guidance of counsel, the accused will be able to make the best legal decisions for his particular situation.

Source:, “Fmr. SC state trooper Snow charged with DUI in Spartanburg Co.“, Ron Norman, April 4, 2016