Posted by the Charleston DUI Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC. Our Charleston DUI lawyers help drivers charged with DUI in Charleston, North Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, Goose Creek, and the surrounding areas. If you are cited for DUI, our Charleston DUI lawyers will discuss your DUI arrest with you free of charge.
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety launched its annual "Sober or Slammer!" drunk driving (DUI) crackdown Friday, running from then until through Labor Day in Charleston and across South Carolina. The DUI crackdown campaign includes increased awareness and enforcement efforts. The goal is to reduce the number traffic accident injuries and deaths resulting from collisions where alcohol is a contributing factor.
For the campnaign, increased DUI enforcement will be coupled with SCDOT’s electronic message boards that will display “Statewide DUI Crackdown in Progress," as well as urge motorists to report drunk drivers. You've likely seen these DUI warnings already this summer on Charleston roadways. SCDPS also will use television and radio commercials, billboards, social media, and alternative advertising, such as anti-DUI warnings on ice boxes, gas pump handles, and box trucks to get the message out.
Last year, law enforcement officers in South Carolina, including troopers, made more than 27,000 DUI arrests. SCDPS says that, on average, one person per day dies in South Carolina because of an alcohol related traffic accident. We encourage you to be safe this holiday weekend and drink responsibly.