Dead men don’t tell tales; in South Carolina, neither do their blood tests

When a coroner announced earlier this year that a USC Upstate student was drunk when he crashed and killed himself and three fellow student athletes, it felt like a little bit of sanity had been restored to our state’s public records law.

After all, Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger received an opinion from the attorney general blessing his release of the information. 

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