South Carolina law enforcement agencies, including those who patrol the Charleston areas, wrapped up the 100 Deadly Days of Summer travel safety campaign with an increased DUI enforcement effort that started Friday and ended today. The DUI and traffic enforcement campaign was aimed at curbing traffic fatalities caused by driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI).
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety reports that nearly half of the fatalities that occur on SC roadways each year are DUI related. In 2011, South Carolina law enforcement officers made 28,466 DUI arrests.
While driving on the Charleston roadways you may have seen photos of South Carolina DUI victims on box trucks, gas pump handles, billboards and convenience store windows urging motorists to call *HP (*47) if they see someone they suspect is driving while intoxicated. SCDPS also aired a TV commercial that depicts the consequences of DUI. These are also efforts to curb drunk driving in Charleston and across South Carolina.
Local law enforcement was out in full force during the holiday weekend in the Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and Summerville areas, conducting traffic stops and safety checkpoints in search of motorists driving while under the influence of alcohol. There is no question that our local law enforcement takes DUI seriously and will continue to aggressively prosecute those charged with DUI anywhere in Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Counties.
Charleston law enforcement agencies are cracking down on DUI, and the penalties are severe. There are serious consequences even for a first time DUI conviction. If you have been charged with DUI our Charleston DUI attorneys can help you fight your DUI charge, keep your drivers license, and keep a DUI conviction off of your criminal record. If you have been charged with DUI in Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville, Goose Creek, Hanahan, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivans Island, Moncks Corner, James Island, West Ashley, or anywhere in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester Counties, please give our law firm a call today. Your DUI consultation will be kept confidential and is free of charge.