When someone is accused of DUI in Athens, the individual may certainly be worried about facing serious legal penalties for his or her mistake, such as losing one’s driving privileges and having a criminal conviction on one’s record. But folks are often equally worried about the shame and embarrassment that also comes with a DUI arrest.
Drunk driving is dangerous, and those who are arrested for DUI are often viewed by the public as reckless and careless individuals. This is not always the case, though. There are some people who truly do not care about how their actions affect others. However, there are also many people who struggle with addiction, and as a result, their mental health problems may lead to other serious problems.
Last week, R&B singer Bobby Brown admitted that he may have a serious drinking problem after he was arrested for DUI. According to reports, Brown is now considering rehab.
Brown was arrested earlier this year for DUI. The charge was later dropped when the R&B singer participated in a court-ordered rehab program. However, the singer may be headed back to rehab after he was arrested again last week for allegedly driving drunk. The singer said that he is “extremely embarrassed” about the second DUI arrest.
Repeat DUI charges are very serious and could result in severe punishment. In Georgia, folks may be required to undergo a drug and alcohol dependency evaluation which could result in mandated treatment. Additionally, folks could lose their driver’s licenses for an extended period of time and be sentenced to serve time in jail.
Source: Huffington Post, “Bobby Brown Rehab: R&B Singer Considering Help After DUI,” Oct. 26, 2012
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