WIS and Strom Law Firm are teaming up for a summer-long campaign to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking while driving.
A new study shows that South Carolina has the third most DUI-related accidents and deaths in the country. In 2012 alone, 360 people were killed in accidents related to driving under the influence, or DUI.The state also ranked 20th in the country for DUI arrests, at 17,906 arrests in 2012. Many of the drunk drivers were minors, with 2.8 underage deaths related to DUI accidents per 100,000 people – the 6th highest rank in the United States.
Our mission is to educate the Midlands about the dangers of driving drunk especially during the summer when family and friends gather to celebrate.
We ask that you pledge to always drive sober and to act as an agent of change! Stop friends, colleagues, and family members from driving drunk. Don't Drink and Drive, Stay Alive! Those who sign the pledge will be entered to win a $100 Visa Gift Card and a car care package worth $50.
KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES
A felony DUI conviction for causing great bodily injury includes a mandatory minimum of 30 days to a maximum of 15 years imprisonment, plus a mandatory fine of at least $5,000, not to exceed $10,100. Also, the DMV must suspend the convicted person's driver's license for the term of imprisonment plus three years.
A DUI conviction that includes a felony conviction for causing the death of another includes a mandatory minimum sentence of at least 1 year in prison with a maximum 25 years imprisonment, and a minimum mandatory fine of not less than $10,100 nor more than $25,100. Additionally, the convicted person's driver's license is suspensed for the term of imprisonment plus five years.