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.
Losing a child is understandably a devastating situation to be in. To have allegedly caused the death could be one of the hardest things to endure. A South Carolina mother will unfortunately have to live with the knowledge that she may be responsible for the death of her two children because of a DUI accident that happened just after the holidays.
A teenage girl was recently hit by a van at the hands of her father. The man has been accused of driving drunk at the time of the accident. He was charged with DUI along with other charges. He is being detained at a South Carolina county facility without bond.