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September 2014 Archives

Georgia man charged with DUI after early morning accident

Police in Georgia believe that a 30-year-old man was driving under the influence when he was involved in a two-vehicle crash that left a Savannah woman critically injured in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. The man has been charged with DUI, and he was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center after receiving medical treatment in Savannah. The accident occurred on the Abercorn Street Extension near Rio Road in Savannah at approximately 2:05 a.m.

DUI Less Safe and DUI Per Se in Georgia

Many Georgia residents believe that they have nothing to fear from the police if they are driving with a blood alcohol level lower than the state's .08 percent limit, but that may not always be the case. While driving with a blood alcohol level above the limit could lead to a DUI Per Se charge, a count of DUI Less Safe could be leveled against a motorist even if they have a blood alcohol level below .08 percent.

Utility pole severely damaged in Georgia DUI crash

A 20-year-old man allegedly crashed his car into a utility pole on Waugh Street near Dalton High School around 5 a.m. on Sept. 18. The man reportedly tried to run away, but he was later apprehended by authorities. Police say that he was treated for minor injuries before being taken into custody on a drunk driving charge as well as for driving on a suspended license.

4 injured in Georgia DUI accident

A 75-year-old Georgia man is being charged in an accident that happened on Sept. 11 around 8 p.m. According to police, the man was driving a Buick LeSabre along Long Branch Road in northeast Georgia when he crossed the center line and crashed into a Volkswagen Jetta.

Teen facing charges for allegedly consuming alcohol at game

A Georgia teen is facing charges after an assistant principle notified law enforcement that the student was reportedly consuming alcohol at a football game. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. A police officer, who was working security for the game, was notified of a teenager who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol by a school administrator.

Georgia driver accused of DUI after passing school bus

A driver who allegedly jumped a curb in order to pass a school bus near a middle school is facing DUI charges. According to authorities, the incident was captured on the dashcam of a patrol vehicle of an officer with the Peachtree City Police Department who ultimately caught up with the driver and executed a traffic stop. Reportedly, the event took place while the bus was stopped at a light.

Man accused of DUI

A 33-year-old Georgia man has been accused of driving under the influence while he was reportedly on his way to a gun range. Sources say that the defendant was taken into custody after allegedly failing the field sobriety tests he was asked to undergo. He has been charged with DUI.

Understanding drivers license suspensions in Georgia

In the state of Georgia, there are two ways in which a driver's license may be suspended due to alcohol-related offenses. The first scenario involves a driver refusing to submit to a chemical test during or after being taken into custody for DUI. A second scenario in which this could occur is if a driver is convicted for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Drivers under 21 subject to zero tolerance laws

Georgia residents might be aware that it is illegal for people under the age of 21 to operate a motor vehicle with even a trace of alcohol in their system. According to what is known as a zero tolerance law, drivers under the age of 21 may be detained on DUI charges if their blood alcohol content is .02 percent or greater. This is a significantly lower threshold than the legal limit for drivers 21 and over, which is .08 percent. In some cases, consuming a single glass of wine may be enough to reach a blood alcohol content level of .02 percent.