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Tragic South Carolina boat crash leads to DUI charge

When most people think about DUI incidents, they may automatically assume the situation involves a vehicle on the roads. However, boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also lead to a drunk driving charge. A recent tragic boat accident in South Carolina led to a felony DUI charge against one woman, along with word that more charges may be pending.

The incident happened on a lake as a 53-year-old woman was operating a boat. At some point, the boat capsized. It was about 100 to 200 feet away from the shore. There were two children inside the boat, a 9-year-old and a 5-month-old baby, who were fatally injured in the boat incident.

Dozens indicted on drug charges in South Carolina meth bust

There are times when officials spend years investigating or detailing the actions of a suspected drug ring or operation. Anyone caught in the company of individuals being investigated may find themselves the subject of such investigations also. It may also be difficult for authorities to pinpoint an individual's role in a suspected drug ring if there are a great number of suspects being investigated. Recently in South Carolina, authorities handed down indictments against more than three dozen people, and they now face drug charges.

The dozens of suspects are accused of being involved in what was deemed a massive meth operation. The investigation went on for a year, and the large-scale indictments are said to have put a dent in the production and dealing of meth in the state. Of the 37 people indicted, 36 have been taken into custody.

South Carolina county official faces DUI charge

All citizens are expected to abide by the law. When an elected official is in a government-owned vehicle, any kind of criminal charge can lead to more than just legal consequences. The ability to stay in a certain employment position or to have access to a government vehicle could be impacted. Recently a deputy coroner in Lexington County was arrested on a South Carolina DUI charge for an incident involving a county-owned vehicle.

Law enforcement authorities in West Columbia apparently received a call about an individual who was sleeping behind the wheel of an SUV. Police say they then found a man asleep behind the wheel, and he was identified as the Deputy County Coroner. Reportedly, he was in a government-issued work vehicle at the time. They also say they found a beer in a cup holder.

Fatal South Carolina accident leads to drunk driving charges

There are times when accidents are simply ruled an accident, and no one faces criminal charges related to the incident. There are also times when police feel there is more to investigate and believe there is a reason to file charges against one or more parties involved in a car accident. A recent South Carolina car accident led to felony drunk driving charges being filed against one of the drivers.

The accident occurred on a weekend as a man was driving a Chevy Equinox. His vehicle hit a Jeep on the road just after noon on a Saturday. The Jeep was being driven by a 17-year-old female. The driver who hit her was taken to a medical facility for injuries he received in the crash.

Bad dinner leads to domestic violence charge in South Carolina

Whenever couples have private disputes, there are times when it leads to police intervention. If police are called to a home and there appears to have been any kind of physical contact, they may have to press domestic violence charges against one or more of the parties involved. A recent dispute in South Carolina between a husband and wife at an apartment led to domestic violence charges against the wife.

The cops were called to the scene when a report was made about a woman yelling for help as she banged on someone’s door. She originally told police her husband had a gun, but later told police he was not armed at all. She did contend that she was assaulted by her husband after saying her steak was overcooked.

Tip leads to drug charges in South Carolina

There are times when citizens call police with a tip about alleged illegal activity they may believe is taking place in a home. Police then follow-up on that tip if they believe there may be merit behind it. In one South Carolina case, a recent tip to police officers led to an arrest, and now two people are facing drug charges as a result.

Police received information concerning suspected drug activity within a home. The authorities went to the home to investigate the claim. Authorities indicated that the home was the site of previous drug activity, namely meth activity.

South Carolina woman faces drunk driving charge and more

Police often pull over people and investigate to see if suspicions are correct or if there may be more to a situation than they suspected originally. If so, the person pulled over may face additional charges that he or she may not have anticipated. Recently in South Carolina, a woman was stopped and now faces a number of charges, including drunk driving.

The woman was pulled over and given field sobriety tests. She had reportedly failed the tests given by officers. She then told them that she had a toddler son who was located at the home and was alone at the time. The incident occurred at around 4:30 a.m. on a Monday morning.

Police chief in South Carolina faces a domestic violence charge

Understandably, the police investigate and take any allegations of domestic violence very seriously. In South Carolina and elsewhere, a domestic violence charge can affect one's home life and also a person’s career. If a person accused in South Carolina is in law enforcement, that person may be suspended from his or her duties even before the charge is addressed in court.

In one South Carolina town, a police chief was accused and arrested for domestic violence. The 39-year-old chief was accused of hitting his son with a piece of wood repeatedly. His son is 14 years old. He was also accused of grabbing and also throwing his wife.

South Carolina investigation leads to drug charges for many

Whenever police and other agencies team up to investigate a situation, the actual investigation may go on for some time. People involved may not even be aware that they are being investigated for anything. Around a year ago, an investigation in South Carolina was put in motion, and now many people are facing drug charges as a result.

Several agencies were involved as arrest warrants were issued for 21 people. The investigation was referred to as “Operation Beach Sweep.” One home was searched as part of the investigation, and people inside were arrested as a result.

South Carolina man accused of drunk driving, hitting man

Traveling down the street can be dangerous for both drivers and for cyclists. In South Carolina, a bicyclist recently became involved in an accident after being hit by a car. The driver who stands accused of allegedly hitting him was arrested and faces charges of drunk driving.

The incident happened on a Sunday, early in the day. A 24-year-old man was driving down the road in a Nissan and came upon a bicyclist, at which point the cyclist was hit. The driver who allegedly hit him continued on down the road for a few blocks before he returned to the scene of the crash. He reportedly returned on foot.

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