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November 2014 Archives

What field sobriety tests are most commonly used?

South Carolina drivers should be aware that they run the risk of being pulled over if they make the decision to drink and drive. In many cases, they may face certain tests that are conducted by officers to determine if they may be too impaired to drive. There are three main tests that authorities use to determine if someone may be under the influence of alcohol: the horizontal gaze nystagmus, or HGN, the walk-and-turn and the one-leg stand.

South Carolina assistant coach charged with DUI after fatal crash

A 24-year-old South Carolina man is facing a felony DUI resulting in death charge, and authorities say he will be charged with several more counts following the Nov. 8 fatal accident. The man, an Anderson University assistant baseball coach, was driving his Ford pickup on Williamston Road in front of the university's new dormitory when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a Nissan Altima.

Former Gamecocks running back arrested on drug charges

A former University of South Carolina Gamecocks running back was detained for impaired driving after he crashed his car in Lexington County on Nov. 4. South Carolina Highway Patrol also charged him with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.

South Carolina legislator has DUI charge dropped

A May 2013 drunk driving charge against a South Carolina legislator was dismissed by a judge during a hearing on Oct. 29. According to reports, the judge decided to drop the charge because police did not read him his rights on camera as is required under state law. However, the legislator is still facing drunk driving and weapons charges from 2012.