Most Georgians are exceedingly careful while driving on the road. They follow all of the traffic laws and they are diligent not to drink too much alcohol, so they can legally and safely drive home. However, police cannot always accurately assess a driver’s blood-alcohol level and sometimes police issue a charge of DUI when it is inappropriate to do so. Incorrect charges can be especially serious for the accused in mounting a DUI defense after they have been involved in a fatal accident.
On July 12, a 22-year-old man from Polk County, Georgia was killed after being injured in a four-vehicle car accident. A 64-year-old man hit the younger man from behind at approximately 4:05 p.m. After the collision, two additional automobiles were involved in the accident. The younger man’s automobile and the two other cars were stopped for traffic at the time of the accident.
The younger man died at the scene of the accident. The older man was taken to the Cartersville Medical Center hospital for treatment. The older man has since been charged with homicide by vehicle, following too close, and DUI. Nevertheless, more information will be required for analysis to determine whether or not the 64-year-old man who hit the younger man from behind was truly drinking while driving.
Georgia residents are charged with crimes every day, some of them are more serious allegations than others. Judges are aware that police sometimes make mistakes and they are often willing to make concessions for those mistakes. In this regard, a solid and strategic DUI defense can be invaluable in circumstances when the accused has been wrongly blamed or wrongly charged with a crime that he or she did not commit.
Source: romenews-tribune.com, “Polk County 22-year-old Kenneth Jacob Newberry killed in wreck,” July 15, 2013