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November 2013 Archives

Stay safe over the holidays in Georgia; Avoid a DUI first offense

Now that the 2013 holiday season has officially begun with Thanksgiving, Georgia residents are reminded to drive safely and take care to follow all traffic laws while driving on the roads. Indeed, several easy tips can be followed in order to avoid being arrested for a DUI first offense and/or being involved in a dangerous car accident. By following these tips, Georgia residents can focus on having fun, staying safe and enjoying their families.

Georgia woman arrested, charged with DUI and other crimes

A 21-year-old Georgia woman was recently arrested by deputies from the Rockdale County Sheriff's office. Allegedly, the woman tried to give the deputies two different drivers licenses, one of which they say was stolen. Allegedly, she also provided deputies with three different names when they asked her to identify herself. Ultimately, deputies arrested the woman and charged her with DUI, the possession of drugs and numerous other crimes.

Georgia man accused of DUI and public indecency

On Sunday, Nov. 17, a Georgia man was arrested on charges of indecent exposure when police allegedly caught him in public wearing nothing but high heels and a turban. At the time that police confronted the 28-year-old Georgia man, police claim that he had been hiding behind a tree trying to put on a pair of pink women's underwear. Police allege that the man tried to run away from them, but he was later apprehended and arrested. Only several days before this incident, the same man had been pulled over by police for an alleged DUI violation, but he successfully ran away and escaped arrest at that time.

DUI first offense arrests may increase during holidays in Georgia

Most Georgia residents know that Georgia State Troopers increase patrols during holiday weekends. Nevertheless, it does not hurt to be reminded of this fact. With the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season approaching, more people will likely be pulled over and arrested for DUI first offense than at any other time of the year. This is not only because people will be attending parties where alcohol may be involved, but it is also because law enforcement authorities will be increasing patrols.

Georgia teenager sentenced to prison for underage DUI

On Monday, Nov. 11, a teenager was convicted of underage DUI in a tragic car accident that left one woman dead. He has been sentenced to serve three years in prison. Underage DUI charges are taken very seriously in the state of Georgia because they come with the potential for harsher punishments than an equivalent DUI charge for an adult.

City employee charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in Georgia

Being accused of DUI in the state of Georgia can interrupt one's life in numerous ways, especially if the accused individual is a government employee. Recently, a Public Works Department employee was arrested and accused of DUI after being involved in a fatal car accident. The government worker was driving in a city-owned vehicle at the time the incident occurred.

Young man faces hit and run, DUI charges after hitting friend

At approximately 2:25 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 1, a 23-year-old woman was seriously injured in a horrific car accident. Allegedly, she was run over by her 22-year-old friend, who police have charged with DUI in the incident. Georgia police have also charged the young man with fleeing the scene of the accident.

Man dresses as woman to flee DUI first offense charge in Georgia?

A 36-year-old man, who is facing drug charges in a northeastern state, was recently arrested and charged with drunk driving in Georgia. It is not known whether the drunk driving charge is a DUI first offense, or if he has a prior conviction on his record. However, in the state of Georgia, a DUI first offense charge generally comes with less stringent punishments than for a second or third offense.

Georgia police officer loses job; charged with DUI

On Thursday, Oct. 24, a Georgia police officer was fired from his job after being charged with a DUI. Initially, the officer was placed on administrative duty while an internal investigation was being completed over the incident. Upon completion of the investigation, the man was terminated from his position at the Georgia police station where he was employed. However, the man will still have the opportunity to defend himself against the DUI charges in court.