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7:53 am on Tuesday April 29, 2014

SC ranks third highest in the nation for drunk driving deaths

South Carolina is the third deadliest state in the nation when it comes to drunk driving deaths, according to a study by 24-7 Wall Street. The study shows that nearly 360 people were killed by drunk drivers in the state in 2012.
8:16 am on Friday April 25, 2014

Checkpoints set to ramp up to cut down on DUI crashes in Horry County

Checkpoints will be held throughout the county in an effort to reduce drinking and driving-related car crashes [...] There will be increased enforcement through public safety checkpoints and saturation patrols in Horry County throughout the weekend...
6:17 am on Saturday February 1, 2014

S.C. Transport chief resigns following DUI charge

Retired general and current head of the S.C. Department of Transportation, Robert St. Onge, has resigned after being arrested in Lexington County on a charge of driving under the influence.
4:00 pm on Monday December 16, 2013

South Carolina drivers ranked 2nd worst in the nation

via WMBF News "The latest count shows that 714 people have died on South Carolina roads so far this year. The state has a fatality rate of 49 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, one of the highest in the country. According to...
8:36 am on Tuesday May 28, 2013

Stricter DUI limit proposal met with debate

South Carolina's high rate of traffic fatalities involving drunk drivers isn't securing an easier victory for stricter laws.
6:12 am on Tuesday May 14, 2013

Beaufort High assistant principal arrested for DUI

A Beaufort High School assistant principal was arrested for an alleged DUI for driving with nearly twice the legal limit on May 5. Daniel Scott Tooman was back at work two days later.
9:35 am on Sunday April 28, 2013

Myrtle Manor TV series 'stars' arrested all weekend long (update: now with video!)

First report April 26th: First there was Amanda on Friday morning,  One of the stars of TLC's "Welcome to Myrtle Manor" was arrested and charged with DUI early Friday morning, apparently after crashing into a power pole, according to a police report...
10:33 am on Monday April 22, 2013

Seven years after the end of minibottles, drunk driving rates still high

Although South Carolina ditched laws that required all drinks to be poured from fresh minibottles back in 2006, drunk driving rates are still problematic — even if bartenders can still make more diverse and better tasting drinks.
8:53 am on Monday April 22, 2013

Off-duty North Charleston cop charged with DUI after crash

Off-duty North Charleston police officer Christina Mask was arrested on DUI and open container charges early Monday morning after a marked department cruiser crashed.
8:52 am on Wednesday March 13, 2013

Columbia breathalyzer 'blow hard' ruling could be boon to DUI defendants

A Columbia municipal judge has ruled that a DUI test may have been invalid after an officer told a defendant to "blow hard" into a breathalyzer, an action that could have skewed the results. Thought the ruling doesn't apply outside of the capital...