Police reported that they found a 39-year-old man asleep at the wheel of his car at the exit ramp of Interstate 75 southbound at Jodeco Road in McDonough on August 9. Another driver had called the Henry County police to say that they had seen a driver slumped over in his vehicle around 5:30 a.m. The vehicle, a Nissan SUV, was sitting at a green light but still running.
On July 1, a woman was discovered slumped over in the driver's seat of a 2007 Hyundai Accent in Atlanta, according to a spokesperson with local police. Her car was parked near railroad tracks in the 700 block of McDaniel Street when two officers with Atlanta Police saw the vehicle, approached the car and found her asleep at the steering wheel.
A car accident around 4:15 a.m. on June 13 has resulted in several charges against the driver of the sole vehicle involved. The man reportedly drove into the lobby of a major news network's center in Atlanta, crashing into the glass entrance. The driver of the vehicle was reportedly in possession of marijuana at the time of the crash. Additionally, authorities note that he admitted to smoking marijuana at some point prior to the incident.
A Georgia man accused of causing a fatal car accident that killed his bride in December was arrested recently on suspicion of DUI. According to the police, he left a pub close to Refuge and Turner Roads in Jasper, entered his vehicle and drove through a stop sign on May 24. A police officer spotted him at approximately 1 a.m. A judge revoked a bond placed on him for charges placed on him back in February.
Multiple DUI arrests were made in Thomasville recently, and authorities expect that the frequency of drunk driving arrests will increase as the summer season progresses. However, there is one strategy that Georgia residents can successfully employ in order to limit the chances of getting pulled over for DUI. According to police in Thomasville, that strategy is to avoid drinking and driving in the first place.
A 20-year-old man from Athens stands accused of being responsible for the death of a pedestrian he allegedly struck with his car, according to local sources. Georgia authorities have detained the man, who is suspected of having been intoxicated at the time of the accident. The DUI charge will be overseen in a Georgia court in the near future.
Newly published research suggests that Georgia drivers who get behind the wheel with a hangover may be taking serious risks. Indeed, even if one is no longer drunk, a hangover could slow reaction times and inhibit driving in a way that catches the attention of a police officer. Conceivably, an individual who is impaired in this fashion could be arrested for DUI.
The decision to drive is a personal choice, as is the decision to drink. However, when both of these decisions mix together, the consequences can affect more than just the person drinking and driving. This became apparent in a recent incident involving one young woman's lapse in judgement, which resulted in a DUI charge in a car crash in Georgia.
Middle Georgia sheriff's officials claim that they arrested a total of 134 people over the St. Patrick's Day weekend. The arrests were made at one DUI checkpoint at an Interstate 16 exit. In addition, police issued 297 citations.
After a night of laughs and drinks at the local bar, it is highly discouraged to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. In most cases, the best option is to have a designated driver or to hail a taxi. There are several scenarios in which these individuals might choose to walk instead. Unfortunately, doing do might be costly as well -- in Georgia, it is actually a criminal offense for pedestrians to be impaired or under the influence, an offense similar to a DUI.