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Category Archives: Traffic Violations

Gov. Nikki Haley signs Emma’s Law requiring more DUI locks on cars

By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press COLUMBIA – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law Monday a bill requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won’t let their vehicles start if the drivers have been drinking. The governor enacted what was called “Emma’s Law” quietly but plans a… Read More »

‘Emma’s Law’ advances with changes

By Jeremy Borden, The Post & Courier COLUMBIA — A S.C. House panel passed a DUI-related bill known as “Emma’s Law” on Thursday, but not before changing the measure in a way that advocates and victims’ families said weakens it. The bill requires that drunk drivers charged with a DUI install an ignition interlock in their car, which… Read More »

Stuck with a suspended license?

By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER, Associated Press BLYTHEWOOD — Some South Carolina drivers with suspended licenses will get a chance later this month to have their driving privileges restored. From March 10 to 14, the Department of Motor Vehicles will reduce or clear certain suspensions if all fines are paid, certain insurance papers are filed, and… Read More »

Off-duty cop charged with DUI

A North Charleston police officer was placed on administrative duty after authorities said he wrecked his truck early Thursday while driving under the influence. Stanley Tucker, 27, was held at the Charleston County jail in lieu of a $997 personal recognizance bond, jail records show. S.C. Highway Patrol troopers said Tucker was off-duty when the… Read More »

Crash report: Officer drank, fell asleep

The Post and Courier A North Charleston police officer was sleep-deprived, taking antidepressants and on her third drink as she made an alcohol run to a store last month, according to an incident report. But Christina Mask was a half-mile from her home when she fell asleep at the wheel of her marked cruiser and… Read More »

North Charleston police officer charged with DUI

The Post and Courier A North Charleston police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after crashing her cruiser into a ditch in Jedburg while off duty and under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Officer Christina Mask, 29, crashed her fully marked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria around 1 a.m. Monday, Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob… Read More »

Columbia woman faces felony DUI after pedestrian’s death

By JOHN MONK RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A Columbia woman has been charged with felony DUI involving death after the carshe was driving struck and killed a pedestrian north of Columbia over theweekend, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Aliza Brown, 53, is charged with causing the death of Jeremy Ricardo Hayes, 26, of Bailey… Read More »

Breath test thrown out in Columbia DUI

By NOELLE PHILLIPS COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia police officer may have blown a DUI case when he failed to follow procedure when giving instructions on a breath test. Columbia Municipal Judge Steedley Bogan issued an order Friday saying the breath test results could not be used as evidence when the case goes to trial,… Read More »