Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
South Carolina has some of the highest rates of DUI in the nation according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
To curb this number lawmakers have put their focus on the issue and passed some new laws. They want to standardize the procedure law enforcement officers use when they pull over a suspected drunk driver.
With the legislation, lawmakers want to make it clear that all video taken at a stop site contains audio. They also want to change the way magistrates use these videos in court.
Currently there is no standard practice for video recording DUI suspects.
Victim advocates say some agencies use audio and some don't. While some agencies don't even have recording capabilities, advocates of the bill want to take it a step further. They say too often magistrates throw out DUI video because a suspect steps out of frame momentarily.
"Our desire is to clarify that in the law, that you can't just dismiss a DUI on its face because you have a partial face or a partial foot," said Laura Hudson with the South Carolina Crime Victims' Council. "Because the camera is fixed, and we can't guarantee that someone who's been stopped for being impaired is going to be centered in front of the camera."
The South Carolina Sheriff's Association is also advocating for this legislation and says it has a real chance at passage this session.
Lawmakers are confident this law will pass because it fixes a clerical error in another DUI law to pass this year-- Emma's Law. Emma's Law mandates all first-time DUI offenders have an ignition interlock system installed in their vehicles.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:50:09 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>