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South Carolina man facing felony DUI charges after fatal crash

Sadly, the effects of driving drunk often reach far beyond just the driver that is accused of doing it. While many people who drive drunk don't think they will hurt anyone else, the unfortunate truth of the matter is that often innocent bystanders are hurt or even killed by drunk drivers. For this reason, South Carolina authorities are doing all they can to try to stop these drivers before they do any harm to the public. State courts take felony DUI charges very seriously and those accused may face serious consequences.

South Carolina man charged with hit and run and felony DUI

Local authorities in South Carolina take drunk driving seriously. Being caught driving under the influence can land a person in jail, facing felony DUI charges and hefty fines. A recent event in Mt. Pleasant has a man facing not only charges for DUI but also a hit and run that resulted in property damage.

South Carolina man charged with hit and run and felony DUI

Local authorities in South Carolina take drunk driving seriously. Being caught driving under the influence can land a person in jail, facing felony DUI charges and hefty fines. A recent event in Mt. Pleasant has a man facing not only charges for DUI but also a hit and run that resulted in property damage.

Firefighter arrested for hit and run incident in South Carolina

Drunk driving is a serious offense and is something South Carolina police officers are constantly looking out for. A recent hit and run accident, believed to have been caused by a drunk driver, led to the arrest of a local firefighter. The victim, a 14-year-old female, survived, but has been left seriously injured and emotionally traumatized by the incident.

Firefighter arrested for hit and run incident in South Carolina

Drunk driving is a serious offense and is something South Carolina police officers are constantly looking out for. A recent hit and run accident, believed to have been caused by a drunk driver, led to the arrest of a local firefighter. The victim, a 14-year-old female, survived, but has been left seriously injured and emotionally traumatized by the incident.

Technicalities affect South Carolina restaurant owner's DUI case

The South Carolina Court of Appeals has reversed the decision of a lower court to bar the use of a Breathalyzer test as evidence in a restaurant owner's drunk driving case. As a result, prosecutors in this South Carolina DUI case will be permitted to use the Breathalyzer test against the man. Clearly, this news will be seen as a setback for the man's criminal defense.

DUI accusations filed against South Carolina policeman

A South Carolina police officer was recently taken off duty after being arrested and charged with drunk driving. The 30-year-old officer was arrested by the Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff's Department after he was allegedly spotted driving erratically. For a police officer, a charge of DUI is exceedingly serious because it could mean the end of his or her career in law enforcement.

Lexington County man gets 17 years on felony DUI charge

People convicted of driving under the influence in South Carolina face stiff penalties, but if someone was injured or killed in an alleged DUI accident, the status of the charge becomes a felony and the possible penalties increase significantly.

Lexington County man gets 17 years on felony DUI charge

People convicted of driving under the influence in South Carolina face stiff penalties, but if someone was injured or killed in an alleged DUI accident, the status of the charge becomes a felony and the possible penalties increase significantly.

Columbia man charged with felony DUI after Labor Day crash

Most people who find themselves facing a felony DUI charge never meant to hurt anyone, but unfortunately, alcohol is a factor in many injurious accidents every year in South Carolina. These crashes can be devastating for everyone involved, and people should be aware of their legal options for minimizing the negative consequences.

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