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What Happens During a DUI Traffic Stop? (Part IV, One-Leg Stand Test)

In parts one through three of this series on the South Carolina DUI investigation process we discussed the initial DUI traffic stop, the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) field sobriety test, and the Walk-and-Turn Sobriety Test. The next test in the officer's arsenal in his DUI investigation is the One-Leg Stand sobriety test.   In this installment we'll discuss what the One-Leg Stand test is,…read more →

Jenna Jameson Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charges

Former adult film star Jenna Jameson pled not guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) after striking a light pole in California this May.  Prosecutors state that tests showed her blood alcohol content (BAC) was .05 percent above the state's legal limit.   Jameson was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving with a blood alcohol…read more →

What Happens During a DUI Stop? (Part III, the Walk and Turn Test)

In parts one and two of this series on the South Carolina DUI investigation process we discussed the initial DUI traffic stop and the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) standard field sobriety test. The next test likely administered by a police officer during his DUI investigation is the Walk and Turn Test.   In this installment we'll discuss what the Walk and…read more →

Video And Audio Recording During A DUI Arrest

Many people are not aware that when you are pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) in South Carolina that the traffic stop is being video and audio recorded.  It is important to remember that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you by the prosecuting attorney after…read more →

What Happens During a DUI Traffic Stop? (Part II)

In our recent DUI blog post, "What Happens During a DUI Traffic Stop? (Part I)," we discussed the typical DUI traffic stop, the likely conversation between you and the officer, and the three Field Sobriety Tests the officer would most likely ask you to perform: the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (HGN), the Walk and Turn Test, and the One-Leg Stand…read more →

Marshawn Lynch Charged With DUI

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was charged Wednesday with driving under the influence (DUI) in California. Lynch was charged by the State with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and driving while having a blood-alcohol content of .08 or higher. Lynch is scheduled to appear in Court in the middle of Seahawks training camp. But Lynch's DUI attorney…read more →

Sheriff Deputy Fired After DUI Arrest

An Aiken, SC County Sheriff's deputy has been terminated following his DUI arrest on June 20th. Scott Baynham, 29, of North Augusta, had worked for over six years with the sheriff's office, according to Sheriff's Office spokesman Troy Elwell. Baynham was arrested at 3:30 a.m. while he was traveling through the town of Wagener, according to the town's police chief, Jeff Key….read more →

Can I be sent to jail for a DUI in South Carolina?

One question I am frequently asked is whether a person can be sentenced to jail for driving under the influence (DUI).  Most people are under the mistaken belief that jail time is not a possible sentence for a DUI conviction.  This is simply not true, even for those convicted of a first offense DUI. A first offense DUI conviction carries…read more →

Ambien As A Defense To DUI?

Former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy's daughter Kerry Kennedy was charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) after she was found in her Lexus slumped over the wheel after apparently hitting a tractor-trailer.  Other motorists said they saw her strike a tractor-trailer and drive off erratically.  Police later found her in her car after she apparently exited the highway with…read more →