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Marijuana DUIs Raise Concerns Over Traffic Safety

As More States Legalize Marijuana, Concern Rises Over Fatal Marijuana DUI Accidents More states have passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana, and both Colorado and Washington state have passed legal recreational marijuana laws. However, in states with some form of legalized marijuana, police have documented more marijuana DUIs, which has raised concerns over the traffic safety hazards caused by people driving while under the influence of drugs. Studies show that marijuana slows decision-making, decreases peripheral vision, and … [Read more...]

20-Year-Old Charged with Felony DUI in Deadly Accident

20-Year-Old Man Charged with Felony DUI for Causing Deadly Accident on Johns Island A 20-year-old West Ashley, SC resident has been charged with felony DUI for causing a wreck that killed a teenager over the weekend of August 15th. James Bryson Munn has been charged with both felony DUI and minor in possession of beer. Munn was also injured in the car accident, and he remains in the hospital for his injuries. Although he is not in jail at the moment, his bond has been set at $100,475. According to police reports, on Saturday, August … [Read more...]

Teen Disney Star Arrested for Underage DUI

Disney Channel Star Arrested for Underage DUI in Malibu An 18-year-old Disney television star has been arrested for underage DUI charges after being pulled over for speeding near Los Angeles. Billy Unger, star of the Disney XD series “Lab Rats,” was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway around midnight on Saturday morning, when he was pulled over for speeding. Police suspected Unger was drunk when they pulled him over, so they had him blow into a Breathalyzer. Although Unger blew a 0.08 – the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) in most … [Read more...]

NFL To Suspend Players for First-Offense DUI

NFL Changes Drug Policy to Suspend Players After First-Offense DUI A DUI conviction can have life altering consequences and impact your professional livelihood.  Recently, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) reviewed it's treatment of DUI, announcing that it may issue new punishment for DUI related charges. The issue of how to handle a DUI charge came up while the NFL and NFLPA were working toward an agreement regarding testing for human growth hormone (HGH). As part of this discussion, the topic of DUI came up, leading to some … [Read more...]

“Happy Gilmore” Actor Gets DWI In Wilmington, NC

Actor Famous for Bit Parts in Comedies Receives DWI in NC An actor most famous for his role of “Shooter McGavin” in Happy Gilmore was arrested early in the morning on Wednesday, October 16th, on DWI charges, or “driving while impaired.” According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, actor Christopher McDonald was pulled over by a trooper in Wilmington, where he is allegedly filming a movie called The Squeeze. The trooper believed that McDonald was intoxicated, and when McDonald agreed to a breathalyzer, he blew a 0.15. That is almost twice … [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...]

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...]

Free Taxi Rides on New Year’s Eve

WLTX reported Tuesday that Budweiser of Columbia and Checker Yellow Cabs have partnered up to offer free taxi rides home for Richland and Lexington County residents on New Year’s Eve.  As part of the Annual New Year’s Eve Free Ride Home program, there will be taxi cabs running from Liberty Tap Room in the Vista and the Fountain in Five Points between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.  You can also call the number below and arrange for a tax ride, up to a $10 value, to take you to a hotel or your hom in Lexington or Richland Counties. WLTX has … [Read more...]

Don’t Drink and Drive During the Christmas Holidays

Traditionally law enforcement steps up its efforts during the holiday season. With all of the holiday parties and fêtes taking place, this year is no different. NewsChannel7  reports that the South Carolina Commission on Prosecution has received $1.2 million in federal grant money for the prosecution and enforcement of those individuals charged with drinking and driving. They are teaming up with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety to ramp up DUI enforcement this holiday season. The grant enables each solicitor in the state … [Read more...]

Drunk Drivers of Mopeds Beware

The State newspaper reported Wednesday that a new prefiled bill would outlaw driving under the influence while on a moped. Currently mopeds are excluded from the definition of “motor vehicle” under South Carolina law. The bill, H. 3163, amends the definition of motor vehicle to remove the exclusion of mopeds, thus making any use of a moped while driving under the influence illegal. The text of the bill states as follows: SECTION    1.    Section 56-5-130 of the 1976 Code is amended to read: "Section 56-5-130.    Every vehicle which is … [Read more...]