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High school coach facing DUI charges in South Carolina

A conviction for driving under the influence can have disastrous consequences. It can affect employment, one's reputation in the community and family relationships. A 50-year-old man in South Carolina may be facing these issues after he was recently arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Reportedly, the man was driving a school bus east in the westbound lane of traffic without the use of headlights. Police initiated a traffic stop and took him into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, alleging his BAC was elevated at the time. Apparently, the accused man is a high school coach and not employed as a bus driver. There were around 15 students and three adults on the bus at the time, though no accidents or injuries were reported.

Disturbance call leads to drug charges for man in South Carolina

Being convicted of a drug-related crime can affect several different areas of a person's life. Even if the charges are less severe, loss of employment and/or reputation in the community can be difficult to overcome. People often seek to protect these areas of life when facing drug charges, but many find the process to be complex, prompting a need to seek legal counsel. This may be the case for a deputy coroner who is facing multiple charges in South Carolina.

Police received a disturbance call in the early hours of the morning from a local convenience store. After arrival, they approached a vehicle after allegedly catching the scent of marijuana. Officers claim the man tried to run after an attempt was made to search him. They claim to have found several packages containing ecstasy along with other various drugs and paraphernalia.

Man facing DUI charge after accident involving school bus

Those accused of driving under the influence could face criminal charges. The formal accusations can be extensive, especially if an accident occurs. It makes good sense to seek legal counsel when facing a similar circumstance for advice on defending against the charges. This may be the case for a man who was recently arrested and accused of DUI after a recent accident in South Carolina.

The accident occurred around 4:30 p.m., when a car crashed into the side of a school bus that was stopped in traffic. The man driving the car allegedly left the scene of the accident on foot. He has since been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. One student on the bus reported a minor injury, but apparently no one else was hurt. There were six students riding on the bus at the time of the crash.

Man allegedly DUI in South Carolina car accident

Car accidents continue to be a significant concern in South Carolina and across the country. With many of these accidents, investigations occur to determine the cause of the crash. If a person is suspected of driving under the influence during an accident, he or she could face criminal charges. DUI charges have been filed against a man after a recent accident.

The accident happened just after nightfall when a man driving a pickup truck collided with a man on a bicycle. The cyclist was injured and taken to a hospital shortly after the accident. The driver of the truck did not leave the scene and admitted to colliding with the cyclist. A police officer on the scene noted that there were no lights on the bicycle, which may have made the cyclist difficult to see.

Man wanted on meth distribution charge in South Carolina

There are varying degrees of drug charges, most of which can seriously alter a person's life. Even if a resulting conviction does not result in jail time, it can have a very negative effect on the future. This can be especially true for a crime as serious as meth distribution. Residents of South Carolina who are suspected of drug crimes may find it beneficial to seek help in defending against the charges.

A South Carolina man was recently questioned by police about a stolen vehicle at a local gas station. They eventually let the man leave while they waited to view surveillance footage taken by the gas station. Allegedly, the footage shows him dumping a package containing meth into a nearby trash can. He is now being accused of meth distribution.

Man accused of driving under the influence in South Carolina

Being convicted of driving under the influence can have serious ramifications, especially if an accident occurs in which a life is taken. A conviction this serious can have a major impact on a person's life. In a recent car accident in South Carolina, a man has been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as leaving the scene of an accident.

According to police, the South Carolina man was driving a pickup truck when he crossed into oncoming traffic, resulting in a head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle died at the scene. The man driving the truck had two passengers with him at the time of the crash. Both were injured and taken to the hospital. The driver sustained only minor injuries and allegedly fled the scene before police arrived.

South Carolina women claim ties to celebrity in wire fraud case

Two women are facing federal charges after claiming ties to a celebrity in an attempt to gain investors. Promising major returns to anyone involved, they managed to gain over $300,000 in a recent wire fraud case in South Carolina. Both are facing up to 20 years in prison and $250,000 in fines.

In order to gain investors, the two claimed to have sold the rights to a book, written by one of the women and published by the other, to a celebrity. They also claimed there would be an upcoming movie or television show starring one of the women. Using these promises of future success, they managed to obtain a large sum of money from investors who were promised increased returns. Both women recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud in federal court.

Drunk driving: How many drinks are too much?

Many South Carolina residents may think they know when they have had too much to drink. They may not realize that they can be arrested for drunk driving even without having a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher. If an officer deems a person clearly impaired, under the age of 21 or with children in the car under such circumstances, a charge of suspicion of DUI can follow. The question of how many drinks will put the BAC level over the limit does not have a simple answer.

Many factors influence a person's BAC, each unique to the individual, and each aspect's influence can vary depending on circumstances. The same amount of alcohol can cause different levels of impairment in different people. The alcohol contents of drinks vary, and drinks served at different bars can vary. Other aspects that may influence impairment include age, body type, gender, metabolism, medication, emotional state and more.

These 4 factors required to support an embezzlement charge

When South Carolina residents face accusations of financial misconduct, they may want to be proactive and consult with legal counsel to discuss the possibility of charges being filed and the legal proceedings that will follow. Embezzlement is one of the white collar crimes that is often filed against employees of businesses. It applies to accusations of misappropriating funds in a position of responsibility or trust when handling company assets.

Bank tellers and store clerks who have to manage large amounts of cash are sometimes accused of embezzlement. The same goes for employees who use company-owned electronic equipment, laptops and vehicles. Embezzlers sometimes remove insignificant sums of money over a period of time, while another worker may choose to remove a large amount in one transaction. Embezzlers use various tricks and schemes to conceal the funds they acquired unlawfully; from illegal billing and putting non-existing employees on a payroll, to Ponzi schemes that involve many people.

DUI charges may follow car chase in city in South Carolina

An investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol is underway after an accident that occurred on a recent Sunday morning in Anderson. The local police officers say they noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, causing the officers to suspect DUI. They tried to pull the car off the road, but the driver allegedly led them on a chase through the city. The car ultimately crashed, ejecting the driver.

Reportedly, officers found the female driver lying in the road. They allege they could detect a strong alcohol smell emanating from the woman. They transported the 38-year-old woman who drove the car to a medical facility for treatment of her injuries. Police say she gave her consent for blood to be drawn. They sent the blood samples for testing to determine the level of alcohol that was in her blood at the time of the crash.

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