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June 2014 Archives

19-year-old man faces DUI following traffic stop

Georgia students who are concerned about the effect that a drunk driving charge could have on their academic and career prospects may be interested in a case involving a 19-year-old motorist who was taken into custody in Conyers in June. News reports indicate that the man is facing an underage DUI charge following a traffic stop on Honey Creek Road near a local high school.

DUI charges pending for Georgia mother

A 35-year-old woman was taken into custody on June 16 on charges of drunken driving while carrying children in the car she was driving, according to reports. The woman, from Rome, Georgia, faces one count of DUI, two counts of endangering a child by DUI and charges pertaining to probation and open container violations in the incident.

Georgia man has bond revoked for latest DUI charge

A 39-year-old Georgia man who is accused of killing a 74-year-old woman in a August 2011 car crash while he was under the influence of alcohol was cited for another DUI on June 15. In this latest incident, the man reportedly rear-ended a vehicle that had been stopped at a traffic light on Georgia Highway 278 in Covington.

Driver arrested after single-car accident

One man is facing several charges after he was involved in a single-car accident in Polk County, Georgia. The accident took place around 5:30 a.m. on June 7. When officers arrived on the scene after receiving a call that there was an accident with injuries, they discovered that the man had reportedly fled the scene while carrying a gun.

DUI less safe charge in news center crash in Atlanta

A car accident around 4:15 a.m. on June 13 has resulted in several charges against the driver of the sole vehicle involved. The man reportedly drove into the lobby of a major news network's center in Atlanta, crashing into the glass entrance. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly in possession of marijuana at the time of the crash. Additionally, authorities note that he admitted to smoking marijuana at some point prior to the incident.

Georgia widower in more legal trouble

A Georgia man was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence while traveling through Pickens County over Memorial Day Weekend. The arrest occurred when he was out on bond for another related but more serious charge of vehicular homicide in Cherokee County. He was charged after his wife died in a car accident immediately after their wedding reception in December 2013. The man was driving a Pontiac with his wife as a passenger when he lost control on Georgia Route 5. The vehicle flipped and ejected his wife, who was killed.

Teens detained after fatal Georgia car accident

Two teenagers have been held in connection with a car accident that killed a third teenager on May 31. According to authorities, an underage DUI charge has been filed against a 17-year-old boy who crashed while driving his Dodge Ram at approximately 1:18 a.m. on the morning of the incident. He also faces a charge of first degree homicide with a vehicle. An 18-year-old man has also been detained on charges of possession of marijuana and underage possession or consumption of alcohol. He also faces a charge of maintaining a disorderly house.

Georgia man stopped by police, faces DUI charges

A Georgia man accused of causing a fatal car accident that killed his bride in December was arrested recently on suspicion of DUI. According to the police, he left a pub close to Refuge and Turner Roads in Jasper, entered his vehicle and drove through a stop sign on May 24. A police officer spotted him at approximately 1 a.m. A judge revoked a bond placed on him for charges placed on him back in February.

Georgia DUI charges vary

Extended holiday weekends in Georgia are often connected with an increase in DUI incidents. Whereas many states charge for driving while intoxicated, Georgia's DUI charges are based on impairment by drugs, alcohol or vapor. The state's per se DUI charges are used in cases involving a driver who has exceeded the legal blood alcohol content of .08. A charge of less safe DUI may be levied when a driver has not exceeded that limit but has been involved in less safe driving activity after consuming alcohol. Incidents of less safe DUI tend to increase during holiday weekends in connection with gatherings that include alcohol.

Frequency of DUI arrests likely to increase during summer months

Multiple DUI arrests were made in Thomasville recently, and authorities expect that the frequency of drunk driving arrests will increase as the summer season progresses. However, there is one strategy that Georgia residents can successfully employ in order to limit the chances of getting pulled over for DUI. According to police in Thomasville, that strategy is to avoid drinking and driving in the first place.