December 2018 Archives

Drunk driving targeted with new law in Utah

Residents in South Carolina know and understand that driving a vehicle while intoxicated is not only illegal but is also dangerous and irresponsible. There are clear laws in place designed to prevent such behaviors. This, however, does not mean that every person who enjoys a casual drink or two and then drives a vehicle is negligent, careless or a habitual drunk.

Driving under the influence of prescription medications

South Carolina, like all the other states in the Union, has strict laws against drunk driving and drugged driving. While most people think of drugged driving as driving under the influence of illicit drugs, drugged driving often involves the use of prescribed medications. In fact, according to DrugAbuse.gov, prescription drugs are responsible for more fatal drugged driving crashes (47 percent) than marijuana, which account for 37 percent of drugged driving accidents, and cocaine, which account for just 10 percent.

Your health and field sobriety tests

If you have been stopped by officers in South Carolina and eventually questioned for potentially being intoxicated while driving, you will know just how scary this experience can be. During the investigation, you might have been asked to perform certain tests that involved you standing on one leg or walking in a specific pattern per the officer's instructions. According to FieldSobrietyTests.org, the results of these tests can be used to support arresting you and charging you with a drunk driving offense.

Facing drug charges, S.C. school administrator placed on leave

Even respected individuals within a South Carolina community may face criminal charges related to drugs. Citizens of Richland County, South Carolina recently received a reminder of that fact as authorities have arrested an assistant principal at the school on multiple drug charges.