When police in Athens suspect motorists of driving while under the influence of alcohol, police may conduct traffic stops and ask motorists to take field sobriety tests and breath tests in order to determine whether motorists should be arrested and charged with DUI.
Athens-Clarke County Police reported that a University of Georgia student was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk. The student was arrested after an off-duty officer called police to report a suspected drunk driver.
Earlier this year on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, we had mentioned that Athens-Clarke County Police reported that they had arrested U.S. Rep. John Barrow's son for allegedly driving under the influence and possessing a small amount of marijuana. The 18-year-old has reportedly been arrested two more times here in Athens this month for alcohol-related offenses.
Last week, Athens-Clarke police attempted to conduct a normal traffic stop after receiving several calls from witnesses who claimed that they had seen a motorist operating his vehicle in a reckless and dangerous manner.
When nature calls and there is no restroom nearby, some Athens residents or college students might be desperate enough to do their business in a somewhat secluded location in public in order to avoid the embarrassment of not making it to the restroom in time. But when someone decides to urinate in public in front of others, an already awkward situation may become even more embarrassing for folks if it results in an arrest.
Over the weekend, police arrested an Athens man after they suspected the man of drinking and driving. Police said that the man was pulled over after he failed to stop for a stop sign.
According to reports, Athens-Clarke County Police reported that they had arrested U.S. Rep. John Barrow's son over the weekend for allegedly committing several criminal offenses.
Drunk driving arrests are usually made after law enforcement officers conduct traffic stops or respond to motor vehicle accidents in Georgia.
Operating a vehicle safely on our Georgia roads takes a certain level of skill, but most importantly, drivers must always remain attentive when behind the wheel in order to avoid causing a minor or serious car crash. One mistake, like failing to notice a stop sign or forgetting to check one's blind spot, could result in an accident.
College students in Georgia and throughout the entire country may think there is no harm in letting loose on the weekends by drinking a couple of beers or taking a couple of shots of liquor, even when they are under the age of 21. However, underage students can actually face some very harsh consequences for drinking alcohol if they are caught by law enforcement authorities.