South Carolina DUI Laws:
In the state of South Carolina, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher. The limit is lower for commercial drivers and the BAC for underage drinkers is .02%. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of any controlled substance. Laws are set in place to protect all citizens, so if you drink and drive you risk your freedom, finances, and your future.
A lot of drinkers think they can balance their BAC by watching how much they drink, but it’s not that cut and dry. The number of drinks you can consumer before going over .08% depends on your body type, how much you ate that day, weight, sex, body fat percentage, and the time interval between drinks.
Some states allow for the plea of a lesser charge, also known as “Wet Reckless,” but not in the state of South Carolina and about 12 dozen other states. South Carolina has laws that limit plea bargains to prohibit reducing a DUI to a non-DUI charge or reckless driving involving alcohol. Your best bet is to just not get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve had any alcoholic beverages.