Recently there has been a DUI crackdown on Interstate 77, near Rock Hill, SC, has accumulated almost 20 arrests on driving under the influence and more than 70 total traffic citations.  Also, a Lancaster County, SC operation on U.S. 521 led to 10 additional arrests on DUI charges. 

Of the people arrested, five of them were drug-related, five were for driving under suspension, and nine were illegal alcohol cases.  However, the majority of them were for minor traffic violations, such as a broken tail light or an expired registration.

The officers reported that for some of the stops, people had marijuana and open containers in plain sight of the officers.  Troopers have stated that they plan on initiating more traffic stops such as this in the late hours of the night. 

Finally, the officers set up a mobile breath test unit that tested the driver’s BAC, and if it registered higher than a 0.08, they were brought toYorkCountyDetentionCenter.  The ramps were chosen because of the statistics of accidents in the area such as the volume of the traffic, the layout of the ramps, and the crash records in the area. 

Troopers state that they are going to continue to crack down on DUI and other violations, and license checkpoints can be expected in the future.  Therefore, if you or a loved one has been involved in a DUI or other crime related to driving on the roadways, call the law offices of Reeves, Aiken & Hightower, LLP.  We have attorneys who are experienced in the law and are here to help you.  We can be contacted in northern South Carolina at our Fort Mill, Baxter Village Office at 803-548-4444, or toll-free at 877-374-5999.