One of the biggest problems among South Carolina drivers is the rate of deaths from DUIs. The Palmetto State’s DUI death rate of 6.07 per 100,000 people is the fourth-highest of all 50 states.
Additional findings about South Carolina include:
- There were 16,272 arrests for DUI in 2014
- The DUI arrest rate per 100,000 people was 328
- The percentage of drivers who said they drank too much before driving was 1.6
- There were 301 drunk driving fatalities in South Carolina in 2014
Despite South Carolina’s poor national ranking, crimes involving DUIs in South Carolina fell nearly 10 percent compared to 2013 statistics, according to the report.
DANGERS OF DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Across the nation, more than 10,000 drunk driving deaths occur each year. Unfortunately, that number keeps climbing, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Accidents involving drunk driving are some of the most dangerous on our roadways. People who are not killed in these accidents often have severe, life-changing injuries that require expensive, long-lasting medical treatment.
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident involving a drunk driver, The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton auto crash lawyers may be able to obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
We are prepared to thoroughly investigate your claim to gather all of the important evidence to develop a strong case that gives you a good chance of success.
Contact us now to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. We do not charge fees for our services unless we obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call 855-856-4212 or fill out our Free Case Evaluation form today.