A Rock Hill woman was arrested for driving under the influence (“DUI”) after she apparently had too much to drink before driving her child to school that morning.
According to a police report, the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, when a Rock Hill officer clocked a minivan going 40 mph in a 25 mph school zone, off of Oakdale Road. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle by turning on his “blue lights,” yet the intoxicated driver refused to pull her car over.
The woman eventually pulled over onto Strait Road, after leading the officer on a wild goose chase down numerous side streets. When the officer searched the woman’s vehicle, he found a water bottle full of beer in the car. The woman refused a breathalyzer at the scene and she was arrested for DUI and child endangerment.
In the state of South Carolina, if a person refuses to submit a chemical test, their drivers license will be immediately suspended for at least 90 days; whether or not it is their first offense. Additionally, the person can still be charged and convicted of a DUI and the fact that they refused to submit a chemical test can be used agaisnt you in court to help secure the prosecution’s charge and conviction.
In the event that you, or someone you know has been charged with a DUI in South Carolina, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower to consult with one of our criminal DUI attorneys. Call us today at 803-4548-4444 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.