Video: Sen. Paul Campbell smiled when victim’s mother said DUI could have caused death
When a crash victim’s mother said during a bond hearing that state Sen. Paul Campbell’s actions could have killed her daughter, the lawmaker cracked a smile, a video of the proceeding showed. Campbell, chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and chief executive of the Charleston County Aviation Authority, is accused of driving drunk Saturday night when his car rear-ended another on Interstate 26 near Goose Creek. No one was seriously injured, but Campbell’s alleged handling of the episode prompted some observers on Monday to call for his resignation. Others, including airport officials, said the Goose Creek Republican first deserves a fair chance to prove the innocence he has professed. Charleston-area prosecutors with close ties to Campbell cited a possible conflict of interest and forwarded the case to the S.C. Attorney General’s Office for review.
South Carolina Department of Public Safety
SOBER OR SLAMMER. Don’t drink and drive. You’ve heard this message from law enforcement hundreds of times, but has it really hit home? Nearly half of all fatal crashes in South Carolina involve an impaired driver. Too many people are still taking risks that lead to their own death or the loss of an innocent life nearly every day right here in our state. Sober or Slammer? It’s not just a campaign slogan. Before you make that choice, think about this: Who would you leave behind if you were killed in a drunk driving collision? Whose life would you selfishly take if you lived through the crash? If you survive, you’ll have plenty of time to think about your choice behind bars. Impaired drivers are on the radar of South Carolina law enforcement. Nearly 22,000 DUI arrests were made in South Carolina last year. Which choice will you make when you drive Sober or Slammer?
Orangeburg County magistrate crashes, charged with DUI
A veteran Orangeburg County magistrate has been charged with driving under the influence after his vehicle crashed Thursday night. The crash occurred as Gillens was traveling westbound on Interstate 26 in a 2013 Cadillac at about 7:30 p.m. At around the 211 mile marker, he ran off the road to the left, struck the median wall then came back across the interstate before side-swiping a 2017 Ford and finally ending up in a ditch, Jones said. He was charged with driving under the influence, Jones said. Orangeburg County Chief Magistrate Robert Clariday could not be reached for comment. His office said he’s out until Oct. 4. The South Carolina Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel declined to comment on the matter Friday. According to online court documents, Gillens was first appointed a magistrate for Orangeburg County in 1985.
Man charged with DUI after crashing into Highway Patrol cruiser on I-26, deputies say
A man is charged with DUI after authorities said he rear-ended an unoccupied S.C. Highway Patrol cruiser early Sunday on Interstate 26 in Charleston County. Michael William Hazel, 27, of Holly Avenue in Goose Creek, is charged with DUI, second offense. Charleston County sheriff’s deputies said he was driving a Ford F-150 truck that struck the back of a marked cruiser that was stopped on I-26 west near Aviation Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. The trooper was investigating another crash at the time and was not injured. Authorities said Hazel suffered minor injuries and was transported to Medical University Hospital before being booked into jail.
Man charged with DUI after striking SC trooper’s patrol car, official says
A man has been charged with his second driving under the influence offense after colliding with a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper’s vehicle, according to Charleston County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Eric Watson. Michael Hazel, 27, was traveling westbound on I-26 near Aviation Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Sunday when his Ford F150 hit the back of a trooper’s Dodge Charger, Watson said. An image of the SCHP car shows heavy damage to the trunk area. The trooper wasn’t in the car at the time and wasn’t injured, Watson said. Watson said Hazel was hospitalized with a minor injury.
SC Dept of Public Safety awards Pfc. Intini DUI Officer of the Year
Yesterday, Pfc. Michael Intini received the prestigious South Carolina Department of Public Safety DUI Officer of the Year award during the SCDPS Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs annual awards ceremony and luncheon in Columbia. Officer Intini made 150 DUI arrests in 2016 and is on his way to breaking that record this year. He has received this award in 2015 and 2016 and if his numbers stay on track, he will be nominated for a “Three-peat.”
Paul Campbell, state senator and Charleston airports chief, arrested on DUI charge
Paulette Caddin-McCrann, mother of Michael a Caddin, addresses the judge during the bond court for Senator Paul Campbell, who did not appear on the video feed Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. The monitor was operational, court staff said, and showed video of other defendants – but not Campbell.
South Carolina DUI / DWI Programs
Below is a list of 50 DUI / DWI Assessment Programs in SC. This is a list of all DUI – DWI Offender Program services in SC. Click on a city to see only the DUI / DWI Programs in that city. Click on any listing to get detailed information about the facility.
September 2017 Charleston
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