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Mount Pleasant Police Officer Arrested on DUI Charges

A Mount Pleasant police officer found himself in the hot seat after crashing his personal vehicle in Georgetown County on Saturday, March 3rd. Major Frank Riccio, the department’s second-in-command, was arrested for DUI after his Jeep veered off the left side of the road and then crashed into the median before overturning. The accident took place around 2:00 that Saturday afternoon. Riccio was then arrested on suspicion of Driving under the Influence. The 51-year-old had been with the department for 29 years and has since … [Read more...]

Former Disney Singer gets DUI

Shelby Cobra, lead singer of the now-defunct Disney girl band KSM, was arrested early Friday morning for driving under the influence -- and according to our sources ... her blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit. Did we mention she's only 18? Celebrity News Site TMZ is reporting  Cobra whose real name is Shelby Spalione, was seen in Studio City driving a 2005 Ford F150 with the dome light on and a passenger who was sitting sideways and not wearing a seat belt. The site says that when police pulled the car over, they smelled … [Read more...]

Second DUI: What do I do?

Penalties for Second DUI Offense: Strom Law Firm offers you one free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers to discuss: your DUI arrest, whether to plead guilty or not guilty to driving under the influence, as well as possible ways to have your drunk driving charge reduced.  Contact us today for your free consultation.  We offer flexible payment plans and accept Visa and Mastercard. If you are over 21 and you are convicted of DUI, your blood alcohol level (BAC) will be used to dictate the severity of your sentence for … [Read more...]

Secret Service Agent arrested for Driving Impaired

(Decorah, Iowa) - Local authorities say they arrested a Secret Service agent on assignment in Iowa to help with presidential security for driving under the influence. City Police Chief Bill Nixon says the driver was was off duty when he was arrested Saturday.   President Barack Obama visited the northeast Iowa city a few days later as a part of his Midwestern tour. City Police Chief Nixon says Valencia looked as if he had been drinking, but  fortunately no vehicles were involved in an accident. After a field sobriety test, the arresting … [Read more...]

Can I get a DUI on my boat?

Boating Under the Influence Boaters out drinking and driving or sailing on Lake Murray or Lake Wateree can be arrested for BUI, or boating under the influence. Boaters and sailors are subject to the same implied consent, as if they were drinking and driving on the road. South Carolina Department of Natural Resources does not list the boating and alcohol laws among its boating regulations. Boaters beware: You can be arrested for boating, sailing, or simply being in control of your boat while under the influence. Penalties for BUI … [Read more...]

SC Man Charged With 6 DUIs In a Year

A Greenville County man was allowed to remain out on bond, after being charged with driving under the influence six times in the Upstate. Prosecutors said all of the charges against Warren Brooks are considered "first-offense" because none of them have been resolved in court yet and, therefore, there are no DUI convictions. Brooks received his first DUI charge in August 2010. A breathalyzer test revealed high amounts of alcohol in his system and he posted the bond, which was set at $4,000. The second charge was on May 19 when the … [Read more...]