Is DRE Testimony Admissible in a S.C. DUI Trial?

South Carolina’s appellate courts have not yet decided the issue of whether DRE testimony is admissible at trial, but the courts will most likely admit DRE testimony when: 1) The officer is qualified as an expert; and 2) The testimony is limited to the officer’s...

Can You Get a DUI on a Lawnmower in South Carolina?

You can be charged with DUI in South Carolina if you are in or on any vehicle that is powered by a motor. South Carolina police have charged people with DUI while: Riding a lawn mower, Driving a tractor, and Riding a moped (even when S.C.’s DUI law didn’t cover...

South Carolina DUI Enforcement Awards

South Carolina continues to provide incentives for law enforcement to make as many DUI arrests as possible without reference to the quality of the cases that they make. South Carolina Department of Public Safety has a list here of the winners of the 12th Annual DUI...

SC DUI Requirements for Blood Tests

There are three ways that Myrtle Beach, S.C. police can obtain evidence of a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC): the breathalyzer, urinalysis, or a blood sample. Salt Lake City Detective Jeff Payne’s meltdown when a hospital nurse refused to allow him to draw blood...