Posted by the Charleston DUI Attorneys at Anderson & Schuster, Attorneys at Law, LLC.
A few weeks ago, the Charleston County Sheriff's Department increased DUI enforcement on James Island for the Skinful Halloween festival by increasing police patrols and setting up DUI checkpoints. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has released statistics from their increased DUI enforcement.
Major Jim Brady said the increased patrols near Folly and Grimball roads netted 58 citations for traffic offenses, five DUIs, five alcohol-related charges, and one arrest for public disorderly conduct.
The move to increase patrols in the area came after an incident following Skinful 2011, when 25-year-old Beau Froehlich was struck and killed in the area by 31-year-old Matthew Reid Fischer, who authorities say was driving drunk. A civil lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the Froehlich family and is still pending.
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Source: Live 5 News, Sheriff's Office Releases Stats from James Island DUI Patrols