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DUI Checkpoints: Do They Make the Roads Safer?

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In South Carolina each year, thousands of drivers are charged with DUI — driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or some other substance that impairs judgment. 

It's natural to think that many of these arrests come as a result of DUI checkpoints, and that these checkpoints are making the roads safer for drivers that obey the laws. But, are they really?

SC Field Sobriety Tests Part 2: The Walk and Turn Test

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It is very important to remember that you do not have to take a DUI Field Sobriety Test. This can be something you don’t even realize when you are trying to obey the commands of law enforcement. You want to be respectful and do what you are told, but did you know you don’t even have the take the tests? The less evidence you give the police to work with on a DUI, the better off your case will be.

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