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What to do after getting a DUI on vacation

The beaches and coastal towns of South Carolina experience a wave of tourism in the springtime, comprised of tourists on spring break or those just looking for a break from cooler weather. However, the vacation can come to a screeching halt after an arrest for driving under the influence.

How could current S.C. state legislation affect first-time DUIs?

Five years ago, the South Carolina state legislature passed a law named after a six-year-old girl who died in a drunk driving accident in 2012. Under the law, if authorities arrest you on drunk driving charges for the first time, and your blood alcohol level is greater than 0.15 according to a breathalyzer test, you must have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle at your own expense. The device analyzes your blood alcohol content when you blow into it and prevents you from starting your car if it tests over a certain limit. 

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