Category: DUI

Funny DUI Videos

Need a laugh? Here’s a small collection of my favorite funny DUI videos – I’ve seen them here and there for years, but now they are collected in one spot for posterity… I left out a few awesome dashcam videos – although some of the videos below contain some bad language, I’ve left out the [..]

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What Not to Do During a DUI Traffic Stop

Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was having a bad day on August 4, as she learned the limits of white privilege. She has become an internet “celebrity” after a traffic stop in Bluffton, SC where she allegedly ran a stop sign at 60 mph, then informed the officer that she should not be arrested because she is [..]

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5 Myths About SC DUI Laws

A drunk driving conviction in South Carolina can disrupt your life and the lives of everyone around you. The best way to avoid a DUI, of course, is to never drive when you are impaired by alcohol or other drugs. But it’s also important to have reliable information about DUI law if you ever find [..]

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How Long Will a DUI Conviction Stay on My SC Driving Record?

If you are convicted of DUI in South Carolina, it will follow you around for the rest of your life. A DUI conviction cannot be expunged. As long as you don’t get another DUI, your insurance premiums will eventually go down. Your driving record will no longer reflect the DUI after 10 years. But it [..]

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Can Police Test Your Fingerprints for Drug Use Now?

New technologies that make it easier for police to identify suspects and charge them almost always present courts with constitutional concerns. One that is quickly making its way here is drug tests from fingerprints… Whether it’s widespread use of license plate readers or the vast array of surveillance tools used by the National Security Agency, [..]

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MADD Money – What is MADD’s Mission These Days?

Once upon a time, Mothers Against Drunk Driving did a tremendous public service. The organization’s television commercials, billboard campaigns, involvement in schools, and lobbying efforts changed not only the nation’s laws but also the social norms around drunk driving. All of this led to a significant reduction in the number of highway deaths. But then, [..]

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Myrtle Beach DUI News

A Conway police officer was arrested earlier this month for a DUI in Myrtle Beach. He was allegedly driving 31 mph over the speed limit on Kings Highway. Conway police department says that the officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay. You’ve got to wonder why an officer is placed on leave without [..]

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South Carolina Moped DUI Law

South Carolina’s governor signed a “moped DUI law” last month that should allow intoxicated persons to be charged with driving under the influence when they are operating a moped. The law does not go into effect until November 2018, 18 months after it was signed by the governor. Myrtle Beach, a city with 18 million [..]

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How to Fight the DMV and Win

The S.C. Court of Appeals decision in Davis v. SCDMV is the story of how an ordinary person can fight arbitrary, ridiculous decisions by the DMV and win. The DMV tried to revoke Davis’ license as a habitual traffic offender six years after his third conviction for DUS. Davis fought the revocation at an admin [..]

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No Right to Counsel in South Carolina Summary Courts

Of course there is a right to counsel, at least when a person is sentenced to jail time, but it is systematically denied to defendants in our state’s summary courts. Indigent defendants in S.C.’s summary courts typically are not provided with court-appointed counsel, even in serious cases such as DUI or domestic violence (CDV).  In [..]

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