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Uber Installs Breathlyzer Kiosks to Help Prevent DUI Arrests

Mobile Rideshare Company Uber Putting Up Breathlyzer Kiosks to Prevent DUIs Across the Country Seattle has become the latest home for Uber’s Breathalyzer kiosks, which have been making appearances in the US and Canada recently. The kiosks are part of an initiative from the ridesharing company, called “Uber Safe,” which aims to help those who have … [Read more...]

Marijuana Legalization Increases Driving While Impaired

Driving While Impaired on Marijuana is Difficult to Measure Too many people drive while intoxicated, particularly alcohol. Even a small amount of consumed alcohol can impair a driver enough that their reflexes slow down and the intoxicated driver can cause a crash. According to one survey, 79% of adults interviewed believe that alcohol-related … [Read more...]

Moped DUI Loophole Closed in SC

South Carolina Finally Closes Moped DUI Legal Loophole On Tuesday, March 31st, a Senate panel in South Carolina officially closed a legal loophole that allowed riders to operate a moped under the influence of alcohol in South Carolina, creating a new moped DUI legislation. South Carolina’s moped laws allow these vehicle operators to get away with … [Read more...]

Carolina Cup DUI Enforcement Proves Effective

Only 3 People Charged with DUI at Carolina Cup The Carolina Cup is a huge event in South Carolina every year, involving formal wear, horse racing, partying, and drinking. Police have patrolled the event for years, in an effort to prevent underage drinking among college students, as well as DUI. This year, the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department, … [Read more...]

NFL Player Faces DWI Charges in NC

Baltimore Ravens Cornerback with DWI Charges In North Carolina A cornerback for the Baltimore Ravens has been arrested with DWI Charges – driving while intoxicated – in North Carolina after being pulled over for driving 100 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. On Saturday, February 28th, 22-year-old Victor Hampton was pulled over and charged with … [Read more...]

Underage Drinking Party Busted After Butt-Dial

Butt-Dial to 911 Helps Cops Bust Underage Drinking Party A butt-dial to 9-11 led police officers in Wausau, Wisconsin to bust seven suspects at a underage drinking party. The Tuesday, February 24th phone call to 9-11 was accidental, but when no one answered dispatchers, police were sent to the cell phone’s location. Officers arrived at the home … [Read more...]

Florida AG Has Advice for Drivers at DUI Checkpoints

Stopped at a DUI Checkpoint? Florida Attorney General States that Drivers Can Keep Windows Up at SC DUI Checkpoints Florida’s attorney general has begun distributing fliers to Florida residents, advising them that they do not have to roll down their windows or speak to police at DUI checkpoints. "It's a method for innocent people to protect … [Read more...]

NFL Player’s DUI Charges Dismissed Due to Video Evidence

Lack of Video Evidence Leads Judge to Dismiss DUI Charges Against NFL Player On Thursday, January 8th, a judge dismissed the DUI charges filed against Tyler Thigpen, a former Coastal Carolina University quarterback and current NFL football player. Just before Thanksgiving, Thigpen was found asleep in a Wendy’s fast food drive-thru. The Myrtle … [Read more...]

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...]

FST Testing: A SC DUI Attorney Perspective

SC DUI Attorneys Defending Your SC DUI Charge Whether you are pulled over and arrested after leaving Williams Brice, or after a night in the Vista, a common statement often comes up after taking a field sobriety test: “I don’t understand why the officer arrested me—I passed all of his tests!” Contrary to popular belief, the ability to walk in a … [Read more...]

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