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State’s DUI laws can make convictions difficult

Charleston, SC – South Carolina has one of the worst records for DUI deaths, but it’s not always easy to convict drunk drivers in court. The issue resurfaced recently when Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said the difficulty of getting a DUI conviction in South Carolina was one of the reasons an officer charged an apparently intoxicated woman sitting behind the wheel of car outside a downtown hotel with disorderly conduct instead of drunk driving. Read More »

Law enforcement hold boating DUI awareness event

PROVO — Local law enforcement, Utah State Park Rangers and the Utah Highway Safety Office launched a new safety message at the start of one of the busiest boating seasons of the year — and one of the deadliest holidays. Boaters and other recreation enthusiasts will find a unique message wrapped across boat docks at various state parks — “If You Can Drive it, You Can Get a DUI.” Read More »

Disney’s Lab Rats Star Billy Unger Arrested for DUI

Disney star Billy Unger has been arrested after driving under the influence in Malibu, a law enforcement source tells PEOPLE. Unger, 18, was driving along the Pacific Coast Highway late Friday night when police pulled him over for speeding, taking him to jail after they discovered the underage actor had been drinking, according to TMZ. He has since been released, the site reports. Read More »

Flagstaff police get $40K for DUI enforcement

The Flagstaff Police Department has received a $40,000 DUI enforcement grant from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. The grant will help FPD staff DUI task forces on days when DUI activity is highest in Flagstaff, such as holidays, NAU back-to-school weeks, homecoming, prom and graduation weekends. The grant will also help FPD pay for community education programs to inform Flagstaff residents about DUI laws and the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The Police ... Read More »