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...]

Strict Texting and Driving Bans Improve Road Safety

Fewer Car Accidents from Distracted Drivers in States with Strict Texting and Driving Bans In June last year, South Carolina became the 44th state to pass a texting and driving ban. Although the legislation did not include talking on the phone, which can be another form of distracted driving, the law does forbid drivers from using their mobile … [Read more...]

People Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving, Do It Anyway

Study Shows Drivers Understand Dangers of Texting and Driving but Chooses to do it Anyway A new survey shows that 98% of drivers understand the dangers of texting and driving – statistically, it just as dangerous as drinking and driving – but those drivers chose to text and drive regardless of the increased risk of injury or death. Three-quarters … [Read more...]

Country Music Star Arrested on DUI Charges

Lynn Anderson, Grammy and CMA Winner, Arrested on DUI Charges On Thursday evening, September 11th, country music legend Lynn Anderson was arrested on DUI charges after causing a crash. Around 9 PM, Nashville police responded to a collision report and found Anderson at the scene. She admitted that she had taken prescription medications and also … [Read more...]

David Cassidy Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Charges

Pop Star David Cassidy Takes Plea Deal, Pleads Guilty to Felony DUI Case On Wednesday, September 3rd, David Cassidy pleaded guilty to felony DUI charges in Upstate New York, and as part of his plea deal, the DUI charges were reduced to misdemeanor. Under the terms of the DUI plea deal, Cassidy will serve 50 hours of community service, and have … [Read more...]

DUI Crackdown for Labor Day

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has announced that, as part of their fight against drivers under the influence, state and local law enforcement agencies will be conducting a sustained enforcement and public education outreach effort as the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches. The increased DUI enforcement effort will run until … [Read more...]

Crocs Co-Founder Blames Taylor Swift for His DUI

George Brian Boedecker, Jr., was arrested in Boulder last Sunday for a DUI and blamed the event on non-other than famous singer and star Taylor Swift. Boedecker was arrested after a witness found him unconscious behind the wheel of his Porsche.  He had parked partially on the sidewalk and left the car running, and claimed that he was just taking a … [Read more...]

Amanda Bynes in another hit-and-run after DUI

After being pulled for side-swiping a police cruiser and being charged with a DUI this spring, one might suspect that Amanda Bynes, 26, would be a bit more careful in her driving, but it appears she has not gotten her driving under control.  A few days after that initial arrest, she was accused of a hit-and-run, though no charges were pursued.  Now … [Read more...]

Folly Beach Rewarding Cops for DUI Arrests

Fitsnews broke the news today that the Folly Beach Police Department has created a new incentive program to encourage officers to arrest more people for driving under the influence (DUI). According to an email that FITS posted in full, the police officer who makes the most DUI arrests during a 40 day period will win an unmarked Ford Crown … [Read more...]

Boeing Exec. Charged with DUI After Failing DUI Tests

A Boeing executive has found himself on the wrong side of the law following a July DUI crash. Mount Pleasant police arrested William Geary following a single-car crash on the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in July, according to the West Ashley Patch.  Geary is the director of mid body assembly and integration at the Boeing South Carolina plant. Geary … [Read more...]

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