Two drivers were lucky to escape a head-on collision that occurred last week in South Carolina, but for one of the drivers, he was arrested for alleged drunk driving. The man admitted to driving the wrong way when he struck the other vehicle.
The man, 20, agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and his blood alcohol level was .14, over the legal limit to drive in South Carolina. The accident occurred at the intersection at Travelers Rest and neither driver was seriously injured and both refused medical care. The only serious damage was to the vehicles involved, which had to be towed from the accident scene.
While we don't know how this case will turn out for the man in this case, if you are facing a DUI charge in South Carolina, you should speak with an attorney that specializes in DUI defense. An attorney understands how to defend you against fines, jail time and a permanent record. There are serious repercussions associated with a South Carolina drunk driving conviction and they could include:A first offense is a misdemeanor and could involve a fine, license suspension and possible jail time.A second offense involves a larger fine, probation and a one year license suspension.A fourth offense is a felony and the penalties are severe.
For the defendant in this case, not only was he arrested for DUI, but was also charged with possession of alcohol by a minor. If this was his first arrest for DUI, he may have more options available to him.
Source: Trtribune.com, "Main Street collision leads to DUI arrest," James Richardson, March 21, 2012Tags: Drunk driving, criminal defenseComments: Leave a commentNo CommentsLeave a commentComment InformationNamePlease enter your name.E-mail AddressPlease enter a valid e-mail address.WebsiteCommentCategoriesCriminal DefenseDrunk DrivingMisdemeanorsTheft And Property CrimesWhite Collar CrimesArchivesJuly 2012June 2012May 2012April 2012March 2012February 2012January 2012December 2011November 2011October 2011September 2011August 2011Complete Archives Recent Posts West Florence High vandalism could carry serious penalties Florence County man faces felony DUI charges Two South Carolina men charged in separate burglaries Two arrested in South Carolina and charged with murder Popular Topicsarrestedconvictioncriminal allegationscriminal chargescriminal defenseCriminal defenseCriminal Defensedefensedrug arrestsdrug chargesDrunk drivingdrunk drivingDUIdui chargesfield sobriety testsmisdemeanormisdemeanorsSouth Carolinasouth carolinatheftBlogroll Colorado Springs Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorney Blog Texas Drug Charge Attorney Blog
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