Take Action – South Carolina

Emma's Law passed in 2014 after a long battle to pass first-time offender ignition interlock legislation in South Carolina. Named after 6-year-old Emma Longstreet, who was killed by a drunk driver, the new law expands the punishment for all convicted drunk drivers, including first offenders, with a BAC above .15. MADD urges lawmakers to strengthen Emma's Law to require all convicted drunk drivers with a BAC of .08 and greater to have an interlock installed and to make it a felony offense to drive drunk with a child passenger.