Most people assume that operating any motorized vehicle while drunk can land you in jail. However, that isn't currently the case in South Carolina. A surprising loophole in the law specifically excludes mopeds from the definition of DUI. Put simply, you can't get a DUI conviction for driving a moped while intoxicated.
When automobile accidents occur, law enforcement officials are obliged to determine the cause. If they suspect a driver has been under the influence of alcohol when an accident occurs, this can significantly impact the case and the driver's future. A convicted individual might be fined, lose his or her license, or even face jail time.