January 2019 Archives

1 dead in alleged South Carolina drunk driving accident

Charleston, South Carolina, had gone nearly a month into the new year without a traffic fatality, but all that changed on Saturday when a drunk driver allegedly ran a stoplight and collided with another vehicle. The driver in question now faces felony charges of reckless homicide, driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury and driving under the influence resulting in death. 

Aid workers convicted on misdemeanor charges

Many South Carolinians have heard that no good deed goes unpunished. While it may be a tired aphorism, four aid workers in Arizona may find it apt after conviction on misdemeanor charges for allegedly entering a protected refuge without a permit to leave food and water for migrants crossing the border from Mexico. 

Alleged hit and run may affect S.C. reality star's custody case

A hit-and-run accident in South Carolina may result in either a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Though less serious than a felony, a misdemeanor can nevertheless carry serious legal consequences. For example, the star of a popular reality TV program may lose custody of her children in a court battle with her ex-boyfriend due to a video purportedly showing her crashing into a parked vehicle with her car, then leaving the scene of the accident without alerting authorities or leaving insurance information for the owner of the other automobile. 

New Year's Eve checkpoint yields three arrests

People all across South Carolina are likely familiar with sobriety checkpoints. These are commonly held by law enforcement agencies over key holiday periods throughout the year. These holidays may include Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve. The goal of these checkpoints may well appear to motorists to garner as many arrests for suspected drunk driving as possible. 

What criminal charges will impact LIFE Scholarship eligibility?

College is prohibitively expensive for many young people. They may not be able to work the kind of jobs that provide sufficient money to cover college tuition costs. Their parents may also not have enough expendable income to contribute substantially toward the cost of college. That could leave many gifted young people unable to further their own ambitions in life.

South Carolina tops southeast states in drunk driving deaths

A study drawing from 2017 data, which were the most recent available, shows that South Carolina ranks number two in the nation for drunk driving deaths, second only to Wyoming, and number one in the southeastern region with 6.22 deaths resulting from impaired driving per 100,000 people. The only other state in the Southeast ranked in the top five was Alabama. North Dakota and New Mexico occupied the third and fourth spots, respectively.