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Does a 0.08 BAC mean you are automatically guilty of DUI?
Does a 0.08 BAC mean you are automatically guilty of DUI?

South Carolina drivers may know that they will be considered legally impaired if they drive with a 0.08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC) or higher. But staying below 0.08 isn’t a guarantee that you can’t get a South Carolina DUI, and being above 0.08 doesn’t mean you’re ...

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