The South Carolina Alcohol and Drug Safety Action Program is a statewide substance abuse program for: individuals who are convicted of driving under the influence or driving with an unlawful alcohol concentration ; individuals who are referred by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources for boating under the influence; and individuals whose licenses are suspended through the state’s Administrative License Revocation procedure. Because thousands of South Carolinians are killed or injured each year in alcohol- or other drugrelated crashes, ADSAP works with offenders to reduce the number of crashes that result in death, injury or property damage. ADSAP services are certified by the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services and are available in each of the state’s 46 counties. If you are eligible for a provisional or restricted driver’s license from the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, enrolling in and successfully completing this program is mandatory. A listing of certified ADSAP offices is included in this brochure.
The fee for educational services provided through ADSAP is $500. Treatment services required by the program can cost up to $2,000. Your driver’s license must not be suspended for any other reason. You may complete the services in another state, but you must first contact the Interstate ADSAP Office at the Dorchester Alcohol and Drug Commission. If you would like to obtain a South Carolina driver’s license, you must complete South Carolina’s requirements.
If the suspension is upheld, you must enroll in and successfully complete ADSAP to regain your license. If the ALR is rescinded and you are later convicted on the DUI charge, you must enroll in and successfully complete ADSAP to regain your license. If you choose not to contest the ALR: You must enroll in and successfully complete ADSAP. If you fail to successfully complete ADSAP by the end of your suspension period, your license will be revoked until you have completed the program.
Field Sobriety Tests & DUI Laws in SC
When a driver in South Carolina is pulled over and the police officer notices signs that the driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the police officer may request that the driver perform a number of field sobriety tests. Field sobriety tests are a battery of tests that have been sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for assessing whether someone is more likely than not under the influence of alcohol. There are three field sobriety tests that a police officer can ask you to perform. These include the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg stand test. Each of these tests is designed to assess a driver’s ability to follow instructions, remember instructions that are given to them, and test coordination capabilities and balance.
In the walk-and-turn test, the police officer first explains the instructions for performing the test, and then the driver is asked to perform the test as per the officer’s instructions. You absolutely have the right to refuse to submit to a roadside field sobriety test. According to SC DUI laws, Refusing to take a field sobriety test cannot be used as evidence against you in a court of law. You do not have to take the field sobriety tests if you do not want to. The police officer has the discretion to make an arrest for DUI if they believe that you are under the influence and have refused the field sobriety test.
If you do choose to participate in a field sobriety test, it is important that you know your rights. Under South Carolina Code Section 56-5-2953, it is required that your field sobriety testing, any breathalyzer test administered in the field, and your DUI arrest must be recorded on camera by the police.
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Drivers who join CitizenShipper are screened for a variety of criminal offenses and driving incidents. We utilize a reputable leader in screening called Single Source Services to perform our criminal background screening which includes national, county level and sex offender databases. The background screening we utilize is called the ‘Discovery National’. The background screening includes a residence trace and returns all names and addresses associated with a social security number, in addition to checking the alias(es) returned through the database and the sex offender data. Based on the subject’s name(s) and date of birth the data returned from the background screening are records from State Departments of Correction, State Record Repositories, County Courts, and sexual predator/violent offenders’ databases from all 50 states, DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
Although this search has great value, and the volumes and sources of data are increasing almost every day, it is not an FCRA compliant service. The data is not updated after being entered into the database and therefore records could be expunged, sealed, or verdicts could have been appealed. While we believe that the Discovery National is a good foundational screening tool, it is not an exhaustive statewide search of records, and as such we cannot guarantee 100% effectiveness in screening candidates.