According to police, a 57-year-old man was walking across Highway 84 East when a car hit him, causing fatal injuries. Immediately after the accident, which happened last October, the 47-year-old woman whose vehicle struck the man fled the scene. However, she came back 20 minutes later and was arrested for unspecified drunk driving allegations that may have included DUI first offense.
Georgia authorities typically take the charge of driving without a valid license seriously, especially in the event that an accident with injuries occurs. Recently, police accused a 31-year-old man who was under a driver's license suspension of causing an accident that critically injured an off-duty MARTA police officer. The officer had reportedly been traveling northbound on Moreland Avenue in Atlanta when the 31-year-old driver heading in the opposite direction crossed over into his lane.
Georgia sports fans may be familiar with Brandon Barden who is a tight end for the Titans. Back in February of this year, Barden was arrested after a single vehicle car accident. Barden's SUV ended up going into a ditch and rolled over. As a result, he was charged with DUI.
Last week, it was reported that another NFL player has been arrested for allegedly driving drunk in Georgia. Police in Lincolnton reported that on Feb. 23, Brandon Barden of the Tennessee Titans had crashed his truck while he was driving with two passengers.
Last week, a 19-year-old University of Georgia student was involved in a motor vehicle accident after he allegedly tried to make a turn at an intersection before the light at the intersection turned red. The student struck another vehicle and police were called to investigate the car accident.
Drunk driving is a serious offense that is not to be taken lightly in Athens. However, people do make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes include getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having one too many drinks.
It was reported earlier this week that an NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys was arrested for allegedly driving drunk. Just over a month ago, Cowboys player Josh Brent was accused of driving drunk and causing a car accident that resulted in the death of a fellow teammate.
Police in Georgia reported that over the weekend a Fox 5 Atlanta news anchor was involved in a car accident. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in the accident. This is especially good news for the evening news co-anchor since she was arrested after the crash. Police said that the anchor might have been driving drunk when the crash occurred.
Country music singer Randy Travis now has something else to sing about after he was arrested and charged with drunk driving last week.
People make mistakes, but sometimes these mistakes result in consequences that are far more serious than what an individual might have ever considered.