Posted on Dec 18, 2015

On December 15, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the state announced the launch of Sober or Slammer! This program steps up law enforcements efforts to reduce preventable injuries and fatalities caused by impaired drivers.

What Does This Mean for You?

There will be more law enforcement on the roads looking to pull over suspected drunk drivers—including troopers and local law enforcement officers conducting checkpoints from December 18 to January 1, 2016.

The Department of Public Safety points out that last year alone 24,000 people were arrested statewide for driving while impaired. Of course, not all of these resulted in death or injury. However, SCDPS tells us that about 40 percent of all fatal crashes in South Carolina involve drunk driving. This represents a large percentage of the approximate 892 people who have been killed in traffic crashes this year.

While it would be great if all traffic related fatalities could be prevented, we at the least can do our part by following these helpful tips and avoiding driving while impaired this holiday season.

From Holland & Usry we wish all of you Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas.


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John Holland is a Spartanburg Family law attorney, practicing since 2012.