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.
A freshman at the University of Georgia who was expected to play well during his first baseball season with the Bulldogs this spring is now trying to transfer to another school before the baseball season starts.
As we have mentioned before on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, even hitching a ride home from someone else after a night of drinking is not always enough to avoid running into trouble with the law. This is especially true when one's "sober" driver has allegedly been drinking as well.
Last week, a student newspaper for the University of Georgia reported that one of the university's students had been arrested at a local bar after police suspected that the student was drinking underage. Had the student only been charged with underage possession of alcohol, his arrest might not have caught the university's attention. However, the student could have some big amends to make with school officials as a result of the circumstances of his arrest.
Athens-Clarke County police tried to approach a University of Georgia student who was walking near West Broad Street and Sycamore Drive on Saturday morning because police suspected that the student was drunk. When an officer asked the student to walk toward him, the student attempted to run away.
Last week, a University of Georgia student who went to the chapel will not be taking care of some new legal matters because of a marriage. The student was arrested at the University Chapel after campus police reported that the man was drunk and had fallen asleep outside of the building. The student now faces charges for alcohol-related offenses.
University of Georgia students may be well aware that drinking and driving is illegal. But sometimes finding a ride home from someone else is not enough to avoid alcohol-related criminal charges.
If you have been reading our Athens, Georgia, DUI law blog for awhile now, you have probably come to the conclusion that DUI arrests are not as uncommon as they should be and numerous students and professionals have been charged with drinking and driving under a variety of circumstances in the state of Georgia.
Over the weekend, a University of Georgia student was taken into custody by Athens-Clarke County Police after officers noticed the student urinating by a parked vehicle near North Thomas Street. After approaching the woman, police determined that the 20-year-old appeared to be drunk and charged her with underage possession or consumption of alcohol.
According to the Athens-Clarke County Police, several college students and other individuals who are under the legal age to drink alcohol are charged each week with underage possession or other alcohol related charges.