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DUI Archives

State lawmakers vote to amend implied consent language

Georgia lawmakers in both houses of the state legislature passed a bill last month that would amend what law enforcement officers can legally tell people detained for suspicion of DUI about their rights regarding a Breathalyzer test. It was sent to Gov. Brian Kemp early this month and now awaits his signature. If he signs it (or if he vetoes it and the legislature overrides his veto), the change will become effective on July 1.

Your cold and flu medication can get you a DUI

Even in southern states like Georgia, winter is cold and flu season. Fortunately, there are plenty of over-the-counter (OTC) medications that can ease the symptoms and allow people to go to work and handle their other responsibilities while they're sick. Prescription medications can help with more serious cases.

Why DUI checkpoints are legal

In the upcoming weeks, you're likely to see at least one DUI checkpoint around Athens or wherever your holiday travels take you. Law enforcement agencies step up their checkpoints over holidays when drinking is common, and people are more likely to be on the roads while under the influence.

Man faces DUI, vehicular homicide charges after Georgia teen dies

The most tragic potential consequence of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is killing another person. A Georgia man is facing multiple charges, including homicide by vehicle, for a crash that occurred in DeKalb County earlier this month.

Alleged drunk driver charged with resisting officers, pulling gun

If you're pulled over by a law enforcement officer for suspected drunk driving, the last thing you should do is resist the officer in any way — and certainly not with a weapon. This can only make matters worse. Unfortunately, not everyone exercises good judgment when they're in that situation —

Why driving the morning after Valentine's Day may not be wise

Drivers who plan to have a drink or two on Valentine's Day with their significant other should arrange for a way to get home safely. Whether it means ordering a limo or scheduling an Uber, this will let you celebrate without risking your safety (or anyone else's) to get home.