DUI laws across the nation are getting stricter as lawmakers attempt to combat drunk driving fatalities, which appear to be at a standstill in recent years. In fact, The Atlantic reported that a DUI offense can cost up to $20,000 in fines when everything is said and done.
As we have been reporting, Georgia law enforcement spent the holidays cracking down on suspected drunk drivers. New Year’s Eve, especially, is known as one of the biggest nights for police to target drunk driving, which is why arrests typically skyrocket.
The holidays are in full swing and if you plan on celebrating with alcohol, it’s important to avoid driving. As we reported in our last post, Georgia law enforcement will be spending the rest of the month cracking down on drunk drivers.
If you have noticed more squad cards on Georgia's roadways recently it's because the Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) is in the middle of a holiday safe driving campaign, which includes an increased law enforcement presence.
A 51-year-old Georgia man is facing multiple charges following an accident in which one man was killed and several people were injured. The accident occurred on Oct. 25 around 7:30 p.m. in Savannah.
Two drivers were accused of drunk driving after they were both involved in the same accident in Georgia on Oct. 24. The crash took place in Atlanta at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Battle Avenue. The accident also involved a police cruiser.
Although most people are aware that it is illegal to operate a car or motor vehicle on the roads while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, some are not aware that the laws apply to Georgia's waterways as well. It is illegal to operate a boat while under the influence of alcohol.
Georgia police took a man into custody after he allegedly led them on a high-speed chase on Oct. 9. Officers said the man was driving while intoxicated, traveling at high speeds along U.S. Highway 27. The chase reportedly ended when the man attempted to flee on foot.
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.
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.