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Driver charged with DUI hits pharmacy, allegedly flees to bar

A Georgia man has been accused of drunk driving after crashing his vehicle into the glass front of a pharmacy. Georgia State Patrol officers arrested the man following the incident and charged him with DUI. Police allegedly found the driver in a next door bar drinking a beer.

According to police, the 38-year-old man informed them that he had been traveling down the road just prior to 3:30 a.m. when he failed to successfully make a left turn and lost control of the vehicle he was driving. His automobile drove across a parking area, hopped over a curb and then it smashed into the front glass wall of a pharmacy. He just barely avoided crashing into a DUI school located next to the pharmacy.

When officers arrived on scene, they did not find anyone inside the man's vehicle, which was partway inside and partway outside the building. However, witnesses tipped the officers off as to the man's location, telling them that they saw the driver walk into the bar next door. After entering the bar, police located the man drinking a beer. They escorted him outside the bar after allowing him to pay his tab.

The DUI charges faced by this man are serious and he may also be responsible for paying property damages to the pharmacy he allegedly destroyed. Still, depending on the facts of this case and witness accounts, he may be able to better his situation significantly through various legal defense strategies. Indeed, allegations and news reports are nothing more than that one person's account of what happened. Often, when a Georgia court gets the chance to see the side of a strong defense, certain charges may be dropped and punishments reduced, and the accused can better his legal situation significantly.

Source: www.ajc.com, Police: DUI driver crashes into pharmacy, then flees to bar..., Mike Morris, Oct. 18, 2013