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October 2014 Archives

South Carolina high school teacher charged with DUI

The South Carolina Highway Patrol claims that a Spartanburg County high school teacher and athletic coach was under the influence of alcohol when she drove seven students to a track meet on Sept. 26. The 42-year-old woman has been charged with child endangerment and DUI. The incident occurred on Interstate 26 in North Charleston.

Man, woman accused of drug-related offenses in South Carolina

Law enforcement officials detained a 43-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman on charges of drug possession after authorities executed a search warrant at a Hartsville residence on Oct. 15. Deputies from the Darlington County Sheriff's Office reportedly seized crack cocaine, marijuana, money and associated drug paraphernalia.

South Carolina law creates stiffer DUI penalties

As Emma's Law went into effect on Oct. 1, the penalties for driving while intoxicated became more stringent in the state. The law is named for a girl who died on Jan. 1, 2012, in a DUI accident. One of the important aspects of the legislation is the fact that it draws attention to and raises awareness of the consequences of intoxicated driving. Additionally, the law establishes tools that the authorities can use to address the actions of those who choose to drive while they are drunk.