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Repeat Drunk Drivers Avoid Convictions Throughout Beaufort County, South Carolina


March 19, 2020

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC- Drunk drivers in the county frequently escape with little or no real consequences, according to ISLANDPACKET.COM.*

A teenage girl described an incident in which she was returning home after working at an ice cream shop. The girl saw headlights of an oncoming car drift into her lane, veer back, and then come directly at her. The two cars collided, and the teen struck her head. She was disoriented and trying to understand what had just happened. The other driver was still sitting in his car next to four empty 24 oz. cans of beer. The man was arrested and faced charges for committing a first-time driving under the influence offense. 

However, the crash was not the first one that the man had caused because of his drunk driving. He was previously convicted three years earlier for causing another impaired driving crash.

Many drivers in South Carolina, and in Beaufort County are able to get deals for lowered charges after committing a DUI. About one out of every three first-offense DUI charges in the county result in a DUI conviction. In 2018 in Bluffton, only one in every five arrests led to a conviction.  Across South Carolina, no agency's arrests resulted in conviction more than thirty-five percent of the time.  The lack of accountability is made even more disturbing by the fact that South Carolina ranks third in the nation when it comes to alcohol related fatalities. 

It is well documented that most accidents can be prevented with a little extra care and safety education. Since 1984, Montlick & Associates has been dedicated to keeping children and families safe on the roadway.  Our commitment runs deep through our extensive, award-winning public service programs that provide people the information they need to avoid injuries.  To learn about our Don't Drink and Drive Campaign, Child Passenger Safety Programs, Booster Seat Campaign and much more, visit montlick.com and click on “community service,” or simply click here. You can also learn more about one of our newest driver and passenger safety programs by visiting iridesafe.com.

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https://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/crime/article240437561.html

Category: Auto Accidents

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