The number of arrests in Georgia for DUI has decreased by almost half since 2008 -- almost 50,000 according to police departments throughout the state. DUI arrests by Georgia state troopers have been dropping as well. To what can that trend be attributed?
Singer Aaron Carter may be known best for his song "I Want Candy" by some or as the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter by others. Carter was arrested on July 15 in Georgia on suspicion of DUI as well as drug possession. His girlfriend, who was with him, was also taken into custody.
The Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner. This means that there are going to be ample parties going on. If you are going to partake of alcoholic beverages at these parties, make sure that you find a way home before you take that first sip. You don't want your Fourth fun to end with you sitting in a jail cell for drunk driving.
Facing charges for driving under the influence or driving while impaired is a very serious matter. If you recall, we recently discussed the case of the driver who was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the passenger, who happened to play football for the University of Georgia at Athens, also faces charges in connection with the stop.
A University of Georgia football player was arrested earlier this month when the driver of a car he was riding in was pulled over after nearly hitting another vehicle. That driver was charged with DUI marijuana as well as possession of marijuana and failure to yield on a left turn.
For many people who find themselves charged with a DUI or drug-related crime, jail time is not the best option, either for them or for the community. That's where the Athens DUI/Drug Court comes in.
Most people assume charges of driving under the influence involve overindulging on alcoholic beverages. However, DUI charges cover a wide range of drugs, both illegal and legal, prescription and over-the-counter.
Many University of Georgia students, like college students around the country, have come to rely on energy drinks to provide the caffeine they need to stay awake and alert through the night to cram for exams and finish papers. These highly-caffeinated drinks, if overused, can present some health dangers. However, combining them with alcohol, as many students do, can pose particularly serious risks.
Youthful exuberance often is responsible for some bad decisions, and sometimes the consequences of those bad decisions can have lasting repercussions. As a college town, there is a lot of revelry that goes on in Athens, and some of it involves underage drinking and drinking and driving.
If you get charged with driving under the influence it can have life-altering consequences no matter how old you are. But if you are an underage student athlete at the University of Georgia (or for that matter, any school), it can jeopardize the entire trajectory of your future.