MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina Freeway Patrol (SCHP) says 10 folks died on roadways throughout the state between Friday and Monday. Officers say it’s essential to verify security precautions comparable to buckling up, no ingesting or distracted driving are adopted on each street even because the summer season season ends.
“One visitors fatality is simply too many for us we wish there to be zero that’s our objective,” says SCHP Trooper Nick Pye.
Within the Lowcountry, Isle of Palms Police Chief Kevin Cornett says he has seen DUI numbers double particularly in the course of the summer season vacation season.
“DUI arrests on the Isle of Palms have considerably elevated,” Cornett says.
Because the Labor Day Weekend wraps up, Trooper Pye says 7,700 citations have been handed out, 5,566 warnings issued, 149 DUI arrests made, and 949 accidents have been investigated.
“We noticed not lots of people carrying their seatbelt. Folks have been ingesting and driving and sadly widespread stuff we see of individuals making unhealthy selections,” Pye says.
Chief Cornett says there have been 2 DUI arrests have been made on the Isle of Palms throughout Labor Day Weekend, the identical quantity as final yr.
“Our tickets have been a lot decrease than final yr which is nice. Folks have been behaving, doing what they have been alleged to do and having enjoyable on the similar time,” he says.
Trooper Pye says SCHP objective is goal zero and because the vacation weekend wraps up , he hopes folks proceed to comply with security precautions on interstates and any roadway.
“We have now plenty of nice troopers which might be out right here they usually wish to save lives and assist folks. The general public must take initiative and do the appropriate factor when nobody else is wanting,” Trooper Pye says.
Chief Cornett says Isle of Palms cops undergo yearly DUI enforcement coaching to boost their ways when on the lookout for drunk drivers.