Charleston DUI Lawyer News for 02-10-2018

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?

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Driver hits SCHP car, charged with DUI in Charleston Co.

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. – A man is facing DUI charges after an accident involving a South Carolina Highway Patrol State Trooper. Michael Hazel, 28, is charged with DUI second offense. Authorities say just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Interstate 26 West near Aviation Avenue following the accident. “Based on a preliminary investigation, a Ford F150 driven by Michael Hazel, 28, struck the rear of a stationary marked Dodge Charger on I26,” according to Major Eric Watson. “The State Trooper was not inside the vehicle at the time of the collision and was not injured,” Watson added. Hazel sustained minor injuries and was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment. He’s since been released from the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

Keywords: [“Hazel”,”Carolina”,”CHARLESTON”]

Charleston Police Department

The Charleston Police Department consists of 162 sworn personnel and 21 civilian employees. Police service is provided to a community of over 50,000 residents with a coverage area of 33.3 square miles. Download Our Community Resource Guide for safety, contact, and general information. The Charleston Police Department participates in a Drug Take Back Program to help keep unwanted/unused prescription drugs off the street. Our Goal is to make the City of Charleston a safer place to work and live in. We work in a collaborative effort with the citizens to meet those needs through programs such as Dare, Citizens Police Academy, Neighborhood Watch, and the Neighborhood Assistance Officer program. We strive to make our streets and highways safer by participating in local, state and national level programs to combat impaired driving.

Keywords: [“Program”,”Police”,”Charleston”]

Suncoast Safety Council: CPR, OSHA, and Driver Training

Since 1968, Suncoast Safety Council has been guided by its mission to support healthier, safer and more sustainable communities. Today, the organization serves as a comprehensive resource for safety information and safety education for all aspects of your daily lives on the road, at work, at home and at play. From Driving Lessons and Ticket Classes to CPR Classes, Forklift Certifications, OSHA Training and more, Suncoast Safety Council serves as a valuable resource for all your personal and professional safety needs. With our non-profit status, Suncoast Safety Council is able to provide the highest quality safety solutions at affordable prices to help you live safer and more productive lives. We provide both initial and refresher Lead Certification training that can qualify you for CEU’s.

Keywords: [“Safety”,”live”,”Suncoast”]

SCDMV Public Services-Transaction List

Welcome to the South Carolina DMV public services web site! From here you can access selected DMV transactions without visiting a DMV office or mailing in a form. To use our online services you must identify yourself by entering your driver’s license number, identification card number, or your vehicle plate number. Certain transactions require additional identifying information to protect your privacy. Several transactions require payment by one of the following debit/credit card types. Those transactions are marked with a “$”. Your online payment will be processed by SC.GOV, the state’s official Web portal. The payment will include fees, charged by SC.GOV, that are used to develop, maintain, enhance, and expand the service offerings of the state’s portal.

Keywords: [“transactions”,”service”,”DMV”]

Charleston restaurant sued in DUI case

A Charleston restaurant that was named one of the best new restaurants in the nation last year by Bon Appetit magazine is now being sued in a DUI case. 32-year-old Quentin Miller of Mount Pleasant was killed in a fiery crash on the Ravenel bridge December 17 after his Ford Mustang was rear-ended by Adam Burnell. Burnell is the assistant manager of the restaurant Husk. Now Miller’s family is suing the restaurant, claiming that Burnell was allowed to excessively drink after Husk closed hours before that fatal crash occurred. The lawsuit filed last week claims gross negligence on the part of the restaurant, which is owned by the Neighborhood Dining Group. Neighborhood Dining Group released a statement Wednesday, saying they could not comment on the case due to legal complexities.

Keywords: [“restaurant”,”Burnell”,”Miller”]

Mount Pleasant Tops for DUI Arrests

The Mount Pleasant Police Department has received state recognition for its high number of DUI arrests. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety recognized law enforcement officers and agencies Tuesday for their efforts in 2011 to enforce the state’s DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways. Mount Pleasant, which made 411 DUI arrests in 2011, led the state in arrests for departments with 101 or more officers. Officers were given “DUI Angel” awards for their high number of DUI arrests. SCDPS presented awards to officers and agencies in several categories and held drawings for agencies to win equipment and vehicles during a ceremony that combined its 7th Annual DUI Enforcement and 2011 Law Enforcement DUI Challenge recognitions in Columbia.

Keywords: [“DUI”,”officers”,”arrests”]

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