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 —
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.
A drunk driving-related charge can have a multitude of consequences on a person's life, even if that person doesn't have to spend time behind bars. For one pro basketball player known to many Georgia basketball fans, his plea agreement means that he won't be able to leave the state where he now lives for 25 days and will miss three away games.
Drunk driving charges are serious matters for anyone. We recently discussed the seriousness of underage drinking in this state, but this is only one of the possible cases in which alcohol consumption can have an impact on people.
The number of arrests in Georgia for DUI has decreased by almost half since 2008 -- almost 50,000 according to police departments throughout the state. DUI arrests by Georgia state troopers have been dropping as well. To what can that trend be attributed?
Singer Aaron Carter may be known best for his song "I Want Candy" by some or as the younger brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter by others. Carter was arrested on July 15 in Georgia on suspicion of DUI as well as drug possession. His girlfriend, who was with him, was also taken into custody.
The Fourth of July holiday is right around the corner. This means that there are going to be ample parties going on. If you are going to partake of alcoholic beverages at these parties, make sure that you find a way home before you take that first sip. You don't want your Fourth fun to end with you sitting in a jail cell for drunk driving.
Facing charges for driving under the influence or driving while impaired is a very serious matter. If you recall, we recently discussed the case of the driver who was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and the passenger, who happened to play football for the University of Georgia at Athens, also faces charges in connection with the stop.
A University of Georgia football player was arrested earlier this month when the driver of a car he was riding in was pulled over after nearly hitting another vehicle. That driver was charged with DUI marijuana as well as possession of marijuana and failure to yield on a left turn.
For many people who find themselves charged with a DUI or drug-related crime, jail time is not the best option, either for them or for the community. That's where the Athens DUI/Drug Court comes in.