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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

DUI Protests “Mothers Against Drunk Driving” wants lawmakers to crack down on repeat offenders. Protestors gathered at the state Capitol on Monday to demand tougher new laws. They want the assembly to require ignition interlock devices or in-car breathalyzers. The devices make convicted drunk drivers prove they are sober before the car will start. MADD (read more)

Canton teen injured in motorcycle wreck, charged with DUI

DUI Accident A Canton teenager has been charged after a Friday night wreck in Cherokee County. Claire Bruce Thomas, 17, was driving a motorcycle when he veered into the oncoming lane in a curve and struck the front driver’s side of a Chrysler Town and Country van according to Georgia State Patrol. The wreck happened (read more)

Man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI in fatal Atlanta hit, run crash

Fatal DUI in Atlanta Police say a man has been arrested in a hit and run crash that killed a 12-year-old boy in southwest Atlanta. Authorities say 43-year-old Gatha M. Dyer has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield, failure to maintain (read more)

GA. woman sentenced in fatal DUI crash

DUI in Milton AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – A woman has pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and driving under the influence in a crash that left a motorcyclist dead. Kalisa Luke appeared in Richmond County Superior Court Monday and was sentenced to four years in prison followed by 11 months of probation. Luke was accused of (read more)

Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices

After a motorist has performed standardized field sobriety tests the officer will ask them to provide a breath sample into a roadside, handheld breath machine.  These machines are known as Portable Breath Test (PBT) devices.  The PBT should not be confused with the state’s breath testing machines, the Intoxilyzer 5000 or Intoxilyzer 9000.  Similar to (read more)

State v. A.P.

State v. A.P. Client stopped for speeding in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-181 by a DUI Task Force police officer.  Officer noticed client had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person, client had glassy, bloodshot eyes, and slurred speech.  Client was ultimately arrested and charged with DUI.  DUI and all charges dismissed.

State v. C.D.

State v. C.D. Client stopped by police after an accident for Failure to Maintain Lane in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-48.  Client failed all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), 9 Step Walk and Turn (WAT), the One Leg Stand (OLS), and the Preliminary Breath (read more)

State v. C.B.

State v. C.B. Client stopped for speeding in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-181 by a DUI Task Force police officer.  Client was stopped for doing more than 100 mph in a 55 mph zone.  Client admitted drinking a bottle of wine.  Client failed all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) including (read more)

State v. J.C.

State v. J.C. Client was stopped for not wearing a seat belt in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-76.1 by a DUI Task Force police officer.  Client failed all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), 9 Step Walk and Turn (WAT), the One Leg Stand (OLS), (read more)

State v. J.D.

State v. J.D. This was client’s second DUI charge in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-391. Client was stopped for speeding in violation of O.C.G.A. 40-6-181 by a DUI Task Force police officer.  Client failed all National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests (SFST’s) including the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), 9 Step Walk and (read more)