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July 2010 Archives

AJC Also Obtained Evans' Phone Records from UGA

As reported in the previous post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained 500 pages of documents from the University of Georgia regarding former athletic director Damon Evans. The documents included e-mails that Evans received after being arrested for DUI a month ago in Atlanta. The AJC also obtained phone records for Evans a few days after the first batch of documents.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Obtains Evans Documents in DUI Case

It has been a month now since former UGA athletic director Damon Evans was arrested in Atlanta and charged with DUI and soon after was forced to resign his position. Since then, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution obtained records on Evans from the University of Georgia, including records of his employment at UGA and e-mails he received from colleagues and the public after his drunk driving arrest.

Lindsay Lohan to Serve 13-Days in Jail for DUI Probation Violations

As expected, Lindsay Lohan will serve a much shorter sentence than was handed down to her by a superior court judge two weeks ago. Sheriff's officials in California confirmed this week that Lohan will serve 13 days of her 90-day sentence. Lohan will be released early as is standard for nonviolent female offenders in order to reduce overcrowding in California's prisons.

Lindsay Lohan Jailed for Violating DUI Probation

Lindsay Lohan arrived handcuffed today at a California jail and began serving her 90-day sentence for violating her probation from a 2007 drunk driving conviction. Lohan was sentenced to the 90-days in jail, to be followed by a 3-month stint in rehab, by a superior court judge after she failed to complete her court-mandated alcohol education classes. Lohan was on probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor drug charges and no contest to three driving charges related to two separate DUI arrests in 2007.

Hearing on DUI Charges Postponed for Ex-UGA Athletic Director

The Associated Press has reported that the first court appearance for Damon Evans has been postponed. Evans was scheduled to enter a plea on charges of drunk driving, illegal lane change, and failure to submit to an alcohol test on Monday. On the request of his defense attorney, the court appearance has been postponed until early October.

UGA Players Arrested for DUI, Underage Possession of Alcohol

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that University of Georgia police arrested two UGA football players last Saturday. Clark County jail records list that the players were charged with misdemeanor offenses, including underage possession of alcohol. Dontavius Deshawn Jackson, 20, was charged with underage DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and other traffic violations. Tavarres King, 19, was also charged with underage possession of alcohol.

Georgia Sheriff Criticized For Wrongful DUI Arrest

Gwinnett County Sheriff Butch Conway held a press conference apologizing for the wrongful DUI arrest of County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister a mere three days after saying he stood by his deputy's decision to arrest the 71-year-old.

DUI Arrest Costs UGA Athletic Director His Job

Damon Evans was five minutes away from beginning a new five-year contract worth $2.75 million as the Athletic Director of the University of Georgia when he was arrested on June 30 in Atlanta for drunk driving. A Georgia State Patrol officer pulled over Evans' BMW when he saw it cross the center line on Roswell Road.

4th of July Crackdown on DUI and Aggressive Drivers in Georgia

Police, sheriff's deputies, State Troopers and State Motor Carrier Compliance officers will be out in full force across Georgia this Fourth of July weekend. According to the director of the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), Georgia highway safety data shows that the top three causes of fatal crashes are speed, DUI, and unbuckled motorists. For this reason, Georgia law enforcement has been cracking down on dangerous and drunk drivers in the summer for the last six years.