A new report claims South Carolina is the country’s fifth most dangerous state for drunk driving.
The report released by CarInsuranceComparison.com ranks states using data provided by several governmental agencies and private organizations, including Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the FBI.
However, South Carolina ranks even higher in the country for alcohol-related driving deaths. In that category the state ranks third.
The web site also finds that while DUI penalties are hefty in South Carolina, there are few laws combating drivers under the influence.
No neighboring states made the top ten list, as South Carolina was the only southern state included in the worst ten. North Dakota was ranked as the most dangerous state, placing first in both fatality rate and DUI arrests. It was followed by Montana and Idaho.