According to a recent news article, SC law-enforcement officials plan a crackdown on drunk driving after a new study showing about 70 percent of South Carolina’s drunk-driving-related traffic fatalities involve at least one driver with blood alcohol levels nearly twice the legal limit. The S.C. Department of Public Safety and S.C. Highway Patrol held a news conference in Columbia to announce the beginning of “Sober or Slammer” program, which will try to significantly reduce drunk driving through increased DUI enforcement. This new program will run through the Labor Day weekend. Police are also expected to be much more visible in Fort Mill, Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, Tega Cay, Clover, Lancaster, and Columbia during the holiday.
The most recent research showed that about one person is killed each day in a DUI-related crash in South Carolina as more than 350 people were killed in the Palmetto State in 2010. More disturbingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new data which showed that, nationally, traffic fatalities actually dropped 14 percent from 2006 to 2010 to 1,080. However, more than 340 of those deaths were caused by at least one driver with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 or more. In South Carolina, more than 70 percent of the state’s drunk driving fatalities were caused by at least one driver with an alcohol level of 0.15 or more, more than twice the “legal limit.”
This upcoming holiday weekend, the DUI attorneys at Reeves, Aiken & Hightower LLP wish you and your family a safe, restful break. Three day weekends are awesome. If you are stopped at a checkpoint or otherwise charged with a DUI or DUAC, call us to review your options. Don’t think you are guilty just because you are arrested. We can help. Compare our lawyers’ credentials against any other firm. Then, hire the best dui lawyer who you trust to fight for your case. Call us today for answers and alternatives to simply pleading guilty. 803-548-4444 or 877-374-5999 toll free.