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Sober Driver Injured in Accident with Police Officer, Hit with DUI Charges

WI Resident Hit by Police Car, Charged with DUI Although She Was Sober A Wisconsin woman spent months recovering from a car accident that broke her neck, when she learned that the police officer who caused the accident blamed her and had hit her with DUI charges. Tanya Weyker, 25 years old, was driving home in her Toyota Camry on February 20th, 2013, when Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputy Joseph Quiles ran through a stop sign and hit her vehicle, causing it to spin out of control and into a tree. The accident broke Weyker’s neck in four … [Read more...]

How Reliable are Breathalyzers?

South Carolina DUI Defense Attorneys The question as to the reliability of breathalyzers has become a topic of great debate. Breathalyzers, or breath analysis, are one of the tools most commonly used by law enforcement to determine if someone is driving while under the influence of alcohol above the legal limit. Despite the intent, more and more scientists and experts agree that breathalyzers generate inconsistent and inaccurate measurements of a person’s blood alcohol content, better known as BAC. Some courts are even throwing out cases … [Read more...]

Do You Understand Breathalyzer Tests?

South Carolina DUI Lawyers How Can a Breathalyzer Measure Blood Alcohol? The blood releases alcohol through the breath. When you drink alcohol, the body absorbs it quite literally. It saturates tissue lining in the mouth, throat, stomach and intestines, and enters the bloodstream. When that blood circulates through the lungs, alcohol evaporates out through air sacs in the lungs. A breathalyzer measures the alcohol in the breath that is exhaled. There’s a mathematical relationship between alcohol blood level and alcohol breath level. It was … [Read more...]

DUI Videotaping Required in South Carolina

Columbia SC DUI Attorney  DUI laws  is South Carolina require a police officer to record all aspects of a DUI arrest and any testing whether onsite or in the police station. The taping  must start as soon as the blue lights are turned on. Videotaping to Document a DUI Arrest The videotape must include the person pulled for DUI being advised of his/her Miranda Warnings. The police officer’s failure to read the Miranda Rights on tape can result in suppression of the videotape in the event of a drunk driving trial. The videotape must … [Read more...]

Top 5 Mistakes Drivers Make When Stopped for DUI in South Carolina

DUI in South Carolina is a serious offense with serious penalties. It is important for you to know what to do if stopped by an officer for driving under the influence. Below is a list of 5 mistakes NOT to make if you are pulled over for driving under the influence. Do not answer any questions about how much you have had to drink. You should not be rude, but simply state that you prefer not to answer the question or state that you would prefer to talk to an attorney first. Do not take a field sobriety test. Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)are … [Read more...]

SC Requires Ignition Interlock Devices for Repeat DUI Offenders

In an effort to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from alcohol-related accidents, the State of South Carolina has joined an increasing number of states across the country in revising laws pertaining to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) penalties and convictions. Recent changes in legislation now require drivers who are residents of the State of South Carolina who have been convicted of at least two driving under the influence offenses, to install an Ignitation Interlock Device (IID) on their vehicle.    An ignition interlock device … [Read more...]