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SC DUIs Increase During the Sober or Slammer Campaign

Sober or Slammer Campaign Catches More DUIs During Holiday Season During many holiday seasons, South Carolina launches the Sober or Slammer program –placing increased police officer attention on monitoring traffic to catch drunk drivers to help prevent DUI accidents. The program catches more drunk drivers, according to law enforcement officials, … [Read more...]

Lugoff Man Charged with Felony DUI After Killing Firefighter in Accident

Man From Lugoff, SC Arrested on Felony DUI Charges After Accident that Killed Local Firefighter On Friday morning, January 11th, a man from Lugoff, SC hit and killed a Kershaw County first responder. He has been arrested on felony DUI charges. The incident occurred on Pine Grove Rd. around 4:30 AM. The victim, DeWitt Peake, was a 56-year-old … [Read more...]

Columbia, SC Police Officer Charged with DUI

Police Officer in SC’s Capital City Receives DUI Charge A police officer in Columbia, SC caused a wreck on Friday morning, December 21st. He has been charged with a DUI. According to incident reports, 55-year-old officer Harold Julius Caldwell responded to an emergency call at the Hampton Hill Condos in Columbia at 9 AM. As he steered his car … [Read more...]

Man Arrested on DUI Charges After Driving Lawnmower Down Highway

Lawnmower Driver in South Carolina Receives DUI Charges A 56-year-old man faces DUI charges in Wellford, SC after driving his lawnmower down Highway 29, in Spartanburg County. According to Wellford Police, Elliot Robert Conrad III was arrested on Monday, December 10th at 6 PM, after he was pulled over for driving a lawnmower down the shoulder … [Read more...]

Man Hits DOT Worker, Faces Serious DUI Charges

Man Receives His 3rd DUI Charge and Potential Charge of Vehicular Manslaughter A man was charged in Lexington County with hitting and killing a Department of Transportation worker – and his third DUI charge. On December 4th, 39-year-old Thomas Stafford from West Columbia was driving down I-20 when he suddenly swerved into 21-year-old Nicholas … [Read more...]

Warrantless DUI Blood Tests Go to the Supreme Court

Warantless DUI Blood Tests In October 2012, at about 2 AM, Tyler McNeely was pulled over for speeding not DUI. The Missouri Highway patrolman, Mark Winder, saw some signs of intoxication in McNeely, and had him perform four DUI field sobriety tests. McNeely performed poorly, so the officer asked him to perform a breathalyzer, which McNeely … [Read more...]

Atlanta Falcon Arrested for DUI Hours After MNF Game

One football player broke a record and got a criminal record the same night after a DUI arrest. According to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, Atlanta Falcon’s running back, Michael Turner, is facing DUI charges hours after leading his team to a win over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos during a Monday Night Football game. A DUI Task … [Read more...]

University of South Carolina and Columbia PD Working Together

Columbia police are ramping up their partnership with the University of South Carolina police department in an effort to curb campus crime. According to the University of South Carolina’s student newspaper, the Daily Gamecock, Columbia’s Police Chief, Randy Scott, met with University of South Carolina administrators to discuss plans for the two … [Read more...]

Lexington County is Taking a Stand Against DUI’s

If you are planning to drink and drive in Lexington County in may be best to take a cab, according to Sherriff James Metts. The State Newspaper is reporting that Sheriff Metts and his deputies, along with state troopers and municipal police will be stepping up patrols in “trouble spots” around Lexington County including areas around S.C. 6 and … [Read more...]

Viral Video Portrays USC as a Party School and USC Officials Aren’t Happy

The University of South Carolina is cracking down on its image as a party school. According to The State Newspaper, in the past year, the University has seen A 22 percent increase in alcohol-related charges Temporary suspension of fraternity rush Three alcohol –related deaths USC’s most recent effort to curb drinking and shed the … [Read more...]

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