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Sober or Slammer Campaign Aims to End DUI Deaths

South Carolina Begins Sober or Slammer Campaign to End DUI Accidents and Deaths South Carolina will step up law enforcement presence beginning Friday, August 15th, running through Labor Day in September, as part of the Sober or Slammer campaign working to prevent DUI accidents and deaths on SC’s roads.  South Carolina DUI charges are serious and have serious consequences. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety has partnered with hospitals, first responders, and law enforcement agencies all over the state as part of the anti-DUI … [Read more...]

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...]

Man Charged with DUI after Driving to Police Station

Louisiana Man Drives Drunk to Police Station to File DUI Accident Report A Louisiana resident has been arrested on DUI charges after driving drunk to a police station to file an accident report. According to authorities, Patrick Ruffner, 31, called the police on Saturday around 3 AM after he was involved in a hit-and-run crash in Baton Rouge. As the victim of the crash, police told Ruffner to go to Troop A Headquarters to file an official report. However, when Ruffner arrived at the station, Trooper Jared Sandifer noticed that the man … [Read more...]

Justin Bieber’s Florida DUI Trial Set for May

Justin Bieber Goes to Trial for Florida DUI in May On Tuesday, March 11th, a trial date for Justin Bieber’s Florida DUI charge was set for May 5th. Bieber was formally charged with driving under the influence of drugs, resisting arrest, and possessing an invalid driver’s license. No plea deal has been offered to the young Canadian pop star, who has officially pleaded not guilty to the DUI charges. Often, first offenders receive a plea deal to avoid potential jail time. "All we're going to say is, we're going to prepare for a trial and … [Read more...]

Colorado Campaigns Against DUID from Marijuana

“Stoned Driving” Campaign Warns About DUID Colorado recently passed legislation legalizing recreational marijuana use. However, the legislation has increased DUI charges as drivers are being pulled over for driving under the influence of marijuana. To help combat the problem, the Colorado Department of Transportation released the “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign on Thursday, March 6th. The series of ads take a humorous spin on the situation, showing spacey marijuana users behind the wheel, flaking out on easy, everyday tasks. One of the … [Read more...]

Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty of DUI from Drugs

Jury Finds Kerry Kennedy Not Guilty for DUI After Taking Sleeping Pills A four-day trial and jury deliberation for less than two hours led to a “not guilty” verdict for human rights activist Kerry Kennedy in a trial alleging misdemeanor DUI from prescription drugs. Kennedy is the former wife of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and niece of John F. Kennedy. At her trial, she was accused of negligent driving after she took a prescription sleeping pill. She stated that she accidentally took the sleeping pill … [Read more...]

Firefighter Charged with Felony DUI After Hitting 14-Year-Old Girl

Charleston Firefighter Faces Felony DUI Charges After Striking 14-Year-Old Girl On Sunday, December 8th, Goose Creek police officers arrested a Joint Base Charleston firefighter for felony DUI, after he reportedly hit a 14-year-old girl in a vehicle accident. Robert Semashko, 50, was charged with felony DUI resulting in great bodily harm, as well as hit-and-run, according to officials at Berkley County Jail. His wife, Donna Semashko, was charged with obstruction of justice related to the accident. The police report states that around 6 … [Read more...]

Man Charged with Felony DUI in 2011 Faces Another DUI Charge

Man Convicted on a Felony DUI Charge in 2012 Has Been Arrested for Another DUI In 2012, a man was convicted on felony DUI charges after his drunk driving caused a crash that killed two children. Now, 39-year-old Robert Darren Craft has been arrested for another DUI. On Friday, December 6th, Craft was arrested for DUI, second offense. His bail was set at $25,000, and as of Monday, December 9th, he was still in the Lexington County Detention Center. According to police reports, shortly after 2 AM on Friday morning, an officer on patrol … [Read more...]

Charleston Detention Center Officer Arrested for DUI

Detention Center Officer in Charleston, SC Arrested on DUI Charges A 51-year-old Charleston detention center officer was arrested and charged with DUI on Sunday, October 27th. Anthony E. Middleton, who is employed at the Al Cannon Detention Center, was arrested on Sunday around 3 AM. Deputies say that the man was spotted on I-26 when he failed to keep his vehicle in the correct lane. A deputy pulled Middleton over and spoke with him. The deputy reported classic signs of intoxication, including slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and the odor … [Read more...]