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Every night during Thanksgiving week has high chances of DUI

Thanksgiving remains one of the most dangerous times for any driver to be out on the road. All drivers have a high risk of receiving damages from a negligent motorist around this time no matter if they are traveling to a relative’s house, making a delivery or simply taking their commute home.

Out of all the causes of crashes during this holiday week, drunk driving has consistently been one of the top causes every year. South Carolina already has a bad reputation when it comes to our DUI death rate, so residents need to take extra precaution in case they plan on taking their vehicle on the road at any point during their days off.

In a North Charleston car accident? Don't make these mistakes

Car accident victims have a lot on their mind following a crash. The events following an accident can be so stressful that you might make some honest mistakes while waiting for emergency personnel to arrive. Today, we will provide you with a list of things you should never do after a car accident so any claim you wish to file is not jeopardized.

Unless it is absolutely necessary for safety reasons, you should not move your vehicle following a crash. The police will want to see where the vehicles stopped after the accident and how they hit each other, which can best be determined by looking at them in their original state.

Can the police search my cell phone?

Cellphones have become an integral part of everyday life for millions of Americans. Cellphones are used for myriad reasons—including criminal activity. Sometimes, the police may need to search the contents of someone’s phone.

However, South Carolina authorities cannot simply grab your cell and search it whenever they wish: They must follow certain regulations. You have certain rights regarding your phone and your privacy. If you are ever in a situation in which the police claim that they need to search your phone, you should understand your rights.

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