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Strom Law DUI App Makes Lawyers Accessible

The Strom Law Firm’s DUI App Offers Immediate Help The advent of mobile technology keeps the world at our fingertips. We can read breaking news, keep up with friends and family through social media, capture images and video of our lives to share, discover local shops and events within minutes, and book plane tickets for a dream vacation, all from the comfort of a couch or coffee shop. Mobile technology, like smart phones and tablets, not only offers creature comforts, but can also work as a resource when you are in need. Many mobile apps … [Read more...]

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced to 15 Years for Felony DUI

Mexican Immigrant Receives 15 Year Sentence for Near Death Collision in Felony DUI Case A man who traveled to South Carolina from Mexico to help support his family has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a felony DUI that now has the victim in constant need of medical support. Santos Gomez, 48, was high on a mix of beer and methamphetamines in September 2012 when he hit Alan Martinez’s vehicle, while going 70 mph the wrong way on I-77. The victim, Alan Martinez, reportedly dropped out of George Washington University in 2001 after … [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...]

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...]

Man Wearing Only Underwear Charged with DUI after Crash Involving Police Vehicle

In a strange chain of events, a man is left under arrest charged with DUI after crashing into a police officer wearing nothing but his underwear. It happened this past weekend in Chicago. Police were alerted to a man possibly driving drunk in an alley in the city’s Northwest Side, according Chicago Tribune on Sunday. Police believe the man thought the alley was a through street. The suspect was identified as 24 year-old Aresenio Garcia of Chicago. Garcia drove the wrong way down a one-way street eventually crashing into a police vehicle … [Read more...]

Woman Sues Bar After Underage DUI Crash Left Her Paralyzed

South Carolina DUI Lawyers A 20-year-old woman , who chose to drink and drive is suing Jock's Sport Grill, located in Blufton, SC, for not checking her ID. According to reports, the woman, who was twenty and therefore underage at the time, spent several hours at the bar drinking with friends and playing pool.  Instead of calling a cab, the woman attempted to drive herself home at approximately 1:00 AM the next morning.  On the way home, she drove her car off of the road resulting in a car crash  that left her paralyzed. The woman, now … [Read more...]

Ex-Miss USA charged with DUI

South Carolina DUI Lawyers According to a police report released yesterday, Detroit police say former Miss USA Rima Fakih was speeding and weaving through traffic with an uncorked, half-empty bottle of champagne and a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit when she was arrested in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. The 26-year-old was pulled over early Saturday going 60 mph, weaving in heavy traffic and changing lanes without using a turn signal. The arresting officer said the traffic stop happened about 2:15 … [Read more...]

Man Gets DUI While Wearing “I’m a Drunk” T-Shirt

South Carolina DUI Lawyers Talk about seeing the future. According to the Smoking Gun website, a New York motorist wearing an “I'm Not An Alcoholic, I'm A Drunk.  Alcoholics go to meetings” t-shirt was arrested last week for drunk driving after he wrecked into a police car. Kevin Daly, 22, was arrested after crashing his 2000 Saturn into a police vehicle on County Road 83 in Suffolk County. Authorities say the officer in the cruiser was not seriously injured in the 1:45 AM crash.  Ironically, the officer Mr. Daly ran into was assigned to … [Read more...]

Drunk Driver Crashes Into Helicopter

South Carolina DUI Lawyers We write a lot of Drunk Driving articles here at the Strom Law Firm, but this one is near the top. Two drunk-driving accidents took place over the weekend that injured three people, killed another, and produced one of the worst statements we've ever heard from a drunk driver. The first accident occurred at 1:30 A.M. on Sunday morning outside of Palestine, Texas. According to the Houston Press, the suspect was driving under the influence, crossed the center of the road, and crashed into an oncoming … [Read more...]

Mother and Daughter Arrested For DUI One Hour Apart

South Carolina DUI Lawyers Although it occurred over the summer, this is one news story worth sharing.  It really does validate the statement "Like mother like daughter." In Idaho, in the span of an hour, a woman and her daughter were both arrested for drunken driving. After 28-year-old Alisha Gardner was arrested around 11 p.m. Saturday July 18th in Idaho Falls.  Ms. Gardner's mother, who ironically came to the jail to pick up her daughter's dog, soon found herself behind bars as well. Authorities say a  sheriff's officer pulled the … [Read more...]