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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...]

Best DUI Mugshot

South Carolina DUI Lawyers  Last week, 24-year-old Michelle Watson of Prescott, Arizona was driving drunk in her Honda Civic.  Authorities said her blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit. She eventually crashed into several curbs and went up on the sidewalk. Police officers pulled the her over and gave her a field sobriety test.  When they asked her to walk in a straight line, she told them, "I don't have to walk [blanking] anywhere." Then she got impatient, shoved and wrestled with one officer, and kneed the other one in … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]