South Carolina: chief judge orders backlog of drunk driving cases lessened

SOUTH CAROLINA — The state’s top judge has ordered a statewide effort to address a backlog in drunken driving cases. Chief Justice Jean Toal issued 132 orders on March 21 to courts across South Carolina to address all backlogged drunken driving cases within 120 days. The courts have 125 days to submit a report showing their compliance or substantial effort to comply with the order.
As of March 18, 12,153 criminal and traffic cases were pending in York County’s magistrate and municipal courts. Of those, 1,135 cases are for DUIs
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