The Fourth of July holiday is cause for celebration. Many of those celebrations unfortunately end with someone drinking and driving. A new Highway Patrol DUI enforcement team aims to prevent drunk driving accidents and fatalities.

Highway Patrol based the statewide team on one being used in Horry County. Last year, Highway Patrol assigned six troopers to the DUI team in Horry County. They say it resulted in more DUI arrests and fewer DUI-related fatalities.

Officials want to see those same results in Florence and Darlington counties where DUI crashes and fatalities have increased this year. Troopers say they will fan out across those counties and hold safety checkpoints, until they see a drop in DUI accidents. (WPDE)

If you are injured by a drunk driver on the road, you may need a personal injury lawyer to get you the benefits you need for your accident claim. Contact Myrtle Beach Personal Injury Attorney Dirk Derrick for a free consultation. 843-248-7486.

The Derrick Law Firm has office locations in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Conway, North Myrtle Beach, Mt. Pleasant, and North Charleston, SC.

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