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Sober Driver Injured in Accident with Police Officer, Hit with DUI Charges

WI Resident Hit by Police Car, Charged with DUI Although She Was Sober A Wisconsin woman spent months recovering from a car accident that broke her neck, when she learned that the police officer who caused the accident blamed her and had hit her with DUI charges. Tanya Weyker, 25 years old, was driving home in her Toyota Camry on February 20th, … [Read more...]

Man “Blows” 301 Breathalyzers in One Sitting

A New Zealand man stands accused of urinating on 300 breathalyzer tubes. Officers arrested Ryan Scott Thompson, of New Zealand, for driving under the influence after he smashed his car into the living room an elderly lady. Thompson, 26, is a forklift operator from Christchurch. An unasked for Urine Sample What was supposed to be a normal … [Read more...]

Man arrested for DUI with BAC of .627

A 24 year old man was arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol level twice that of what is considered a lethal dose.  His BAC was 0.627, the highest level the Johnson County Attorney had ever seen. The man, Justin Clark, was driving at 10 PM July 29th when neighbors called the police to alert them to the possible DUI.  He was alleged to have been … [Read more...]

How Reliable are Breathalyzers?

The question as to the reliability of breathalyzers has become a topic of great debate. Breathalyzers, or breath analysis, are one of the tools most commonly used by law enforcement to determine if someone is driving while under the influence of alcohol above the legal limit. Despite the intent, more and more scientists and experts agree that … [Read more...]

Do You Understand Breathalyzer Tests?

South Carolina DUI Lawyers How Can a Breathalyzer Measure Blood Alcohol? The blood releases alcohol through the breath. When you drink alcohol, the body absorbs it quite literally. It saturates tissue lining in the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines, and enters the bloodstream. When that blood circulates through the lungs, alcohol evaporates … [Read more...]

DUI Videotaping Required in South Carolina

DUI Videotaping Laws in South Carolina DUI laws  is South Carolina require a police officer to record all aspects of a DUI arrest and any testing whether onsite or in the police station. The taping must start as soon as the blue lights are turned on. Videotaping to Document a DUI Arrest The videotape must include the person pulled for DUI being … [Read more...]

Top 5 Mistakes Drivers Make When Stopped for DUI in South Carolina

DUI in South Carolina is a serious offense with serious penalties. It is important for you to know what to do if stopped by an officer for driving under the influence. Below is a list of 5 mistakes NOT to make if you are pulled over for driving under the influence. Do not answer any questions about how much you have had to drink. You should … [Read more...]

SC Requires Ignition Interlock Devices for Repeat DUI Offenders

In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from alcohol-related accidents, the State of South Carolina has joined an increasing number of states across the country in revising laws pertaining to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) penalties and convictions. Recent changes in legislation now require drivers who are residents of the … [Read more...]

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