South Carolina: DUI laws a mess, drunks populate the roads, legal system in melt-down, hundreds of cases dropped just to “clear” the backlog

From the braindead state of South Carolina comes this special report from The State
Acting under orders from state Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal, magistrates in Richland and Lexington counties disposed of more than 1,300 drunken-driving cases in the four months between mid-March and mid-July.
According to statistics Toal released this week, that’s more than twice the number courts in those two counties disposed of during the same period last year. A blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher is legal evidence of drunken driving.
Alcohol-related driving is a major public safety problem in South Carolina. Hundreds of people die each year in accidents caused by drunken drivers…..MORE