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August 2010 Archives

Underage DUI Arrests of UGA Students Up After Named Top Party School

On August 2, the Princeton Review released various rankings of colleges and universities, and The University of Georgia, Athens, found itself named the number one party school in the nation. Some students cringed and others cheered, while the campus newspaper, Red & Black questioned whether it would mean a crackdown by police. 

Lindsay Lohan Ready for a New Start After DUI

Lindsay Lohan was released early from inpatient rehab on Tuesday by a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. At a hearing on Wednesday, the judge laid out the terms of Lohan's early release. The 24-year-old star of "Mean Girls" and "Herbie Fully Loaded" will have to attend counseling several times a week until November. The sessions will include psychotherapy and addiction counseling. Lohan will also have to remain in the Los Angeles area and submit at least twice a week to random drug and alcohol testing.

Georgia Law: License Suspension and Revocation, Part One

The following is meant as an objective summary of the laws regulating license suspension and revocation in Georgia. No matter what state you are in, if you find yourself facing the possibility of losing your license, you should seek the assistance of an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible.

Labor Day Drunk Driving Campaigns Happening Throughout The Country

Labor Day is less than three weeks away. This national holiday has one of the highest associated rates of travel, as well as drunk driving arrests. State Patrol officers and local police will undoubtedly be out in full force expecting to catch people who choose to drink and drive in Georgia over the holiday.

Gwinnett Gladiators Hockey Player Injured in DUI Crash

A professional hockey player who had just signed a new contract to play a third year with the Gwinnett Gladiators was seriously injured earlier this week in a car accident. The Georgia State Patrol believes the crash was alcohol-related. The Gwinnett Daily Post reported on Monday that Gwinnett Gladiators defender Phil Youngclaus, 27, refused to provide a Georgia State Patrol trooper with a sample of his blood for an alcohol test, and was cited for DUI, possession of an open container in a vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt, and failure to maintain lane.

UGA Athletics in Flux after Evans' DUI Arrest, Resignation

As the summer winds to a close, UGA students are preparing to go back to school and they are reflecting on the summer's events. The student newspaper, redandblack.com, reflects on a community that is scrambling to find a new athletic director after the resignation of former director Damon Evans following a DUI arrest in Atlanta on June 30.

Georgia's New Distracted Driving Law Threatens License Suspension

The 30-day grace period provided on Georgia's new distracted driving law ended this week, and police are now enforcing the new legislation, proving they're serious when they say texting while driving is nothing to "LOL" about.