DUIs go MIA when drunk drivers take plea deal

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF)  You have the right to drive the roads of South Carolina without the fear that a drunk driver is in the sedan next to you, but what happens when DUIs are erased from the court's computer? That intoxicated driver may be able to put your life at risk again and again.

WMBF News Investigates is taking a close look at Horry County's process behind DUI arrests and prosecutions. Many inebriated drivers are simply allowed to plead to a lesser charge, and with that, the DUI is completely deleted from the court's records.

WMBF News Anchor Matthew Nordin is entering Horry County's revolving door of DUIs and demanding to know who is responsible for allowing drunk drivers to get back behind the wheel. Join us Thursday at 6 p.m. for the full story.

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