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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...]

DUI Penalties

South Carolina DUI Lawyers South Carolina DUI Penalties by Offense 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 each type of offense (first DUI offense, second DUI offense, etc.).  Keep in mind that the fines set forth below will more than double when you add in court costs and fees. Penalties for First DUI Offense: Contact us for help reducing or fighting the following DUI penalties. Legal consequences are listed by ascending blood alcohol … [Read more...]

SC College Student Dies in Dorm after Drinking Incident

South Carolina DUI Lawyers Underage drinking on South Carolina college campuses is extremely common.  Unfortunatly, in a lot of situations it ends in tragedy. Just recently, a gifted athlete attending college in South Carolina was found unresponsive in a dorm room after eating pizza and drinking alcoholic beverages. The student allegedly choked on the food that he was eating,  was transported to a local hospital, and died when the medical staff was unable to revive him. The county coroner confirmed that the student had been drinking, … [Read more...]

Truth About Field Sobriety Tests

South Carolina DUI Lawyers Can I be Arrested for Failing an FST? Field sobriety tests (FSTs) were created to help law enforcement gauge the relative sobriety or intoxication of a driver, and cannot be used to determine blood alcohol level. However, a police officer who has pulled a suspicious motorist or who is working a sobriety checkpoint can request a battery of field sobriety tests in determining probable cause of an arrest and the use of an evidentiary alcohol test. If you’ve been arrested and charged with a DUI based on your … [Read more...]

Military Base DUIs

South Carolina DUI Lawyers Getting arrested for DUI does not mean that you are guilty.  What it does mean is that your personal and professional livelihood are at stake and that you need the assistance of an experienced South Carolina DUI defense lawyer. If you are serving at Fort Jackson, Charleston Air Force Base, Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC, Parris Island, McIntyre Air National Guard, the Naval Weapons Station in Charleston, or Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter and you are stopped for DUI, you face not only potential criminal … [Read more...]

Drinking Underage and Driving

South Carolina DUI Lawyers SC Has A Zero Tolerance Policy Any person under the age of 21 who drives a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol faces a zero tolerance policy for drinking and driving. It only takes a blood alcohol concentration of .02 to be charged with penalties for underage drinking and driving. Underage drivers will automatically have their license suspended for at least 3 months. Consequences of Underage DUI If you are under 21 and and your blood alcohol (BAC) is at least .02 and less than .08 License (or permit) … [Read more...]

President Obama’s Uncle Cited for DUI

President Barack Obama's 69-year-old Kenyan half-uncle, Onyango Obama, has worked at Conti Liquors in Massachusetts for the past five years. On Aug. 24, he was pulled over for a traffic stop and subsequently arrested for DUI.  Onyango is currently being detained by Immigration and Customs. Police pulled him over after he allegedly made an illegal turn in front of them at 7 pm. Onyango blew 0.14 on a blood alcohol test (0.08 is the legal limit). After he was booked on charges of DUI, failure to yield at an intersection and negligent … [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...]

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...]