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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Rise of Uber has led to drop in DUI accidents

People in South Carolina may have heard of Uber, the car-sharing service that has entered the market in many major cities across the country. While Uber has long claimed that its services reduce the number of DUI accidents, research into the actual DUI rates since the implementation of Uber had not previously been studied. Recently, researchers completed a study that analyzed DUI rates in cities in which Uber has entered the market, and the results are positive.

New report ranks the 50 states by severity of drunk driving laws

While statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that drunk driving fatalities here in the U.S. have fallen by a remarkable 52 percent from 1982 to 2013, impaired driving nevertheless remains one of the single greatest dangers facing motorists today.

Motorcycle passenger dies in South Carolina accident

A 51-year-old woman was killed in a multiple-vehicle accident on Highway 321 in Gaston on March 7. Under investigation by the Lexington County Coroner's Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident involved two pickups and two motorcycles.

South Carolina motorists endangered by impaired drivers

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motorists in South Carolina and other states are at risk of injury or death due to impaired driving accidents. With 31 percent of all traffic deaths in 2012 involving alcohol and alcohol-impaired drivers contributing to a death rate of one individual every 51 minutes that same year, the CDC has advised drivers to be as safe as possible.

75-year-old woman killed in drunk driving crash

A drunk driving accident in South Carolina resulted in a woman's death on Dec. 3. The accident took place at around 4 p.m. in Spartanburg and involved three cars, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Afterwards, one of the drivers was charged for felony DUI and two counts of unlawful possession and distribution of prescription drugs.

South Carolina man charged with felony DUI after fatal crash

Police suspect that a 24-year-old man involved in a fatal head-on collision on Nov. 8 was impaired by alcohol, according to authorities. Three people died in the Anderson County crash, and the 24-year-old man, who was allegedly driving at the time of the incident, is facing six counts of felony DUI.

Impaired driving statistics and ramifications

South Carolina motorists might be taken aback by certain facts pertaining to impaired driving and the dangers it poses to motorists. More than two dozen people in the United States die every day because of an accident involving a drunk driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The number of people injured in a drunk-driving accident per day is just as alarming.

2 killed, 4 injured in South Carolina crash

A 29-year-old Iva man and his 28-year-old wife were killed when a 52-year-old Westminster man driving a pickup truck hit their 1995 Mazda sedan broadside. The accident occurred on Sandifer Boulevard in Seneca around 7:45 p.m. on Sept. 6 and involved a total of five vehicles.

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