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DUIs and Impeding Traffic in Georgia

A Sandy Springs motor vehicle driver was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence in Alpharetta. The driver’s 9-year-old daughter was in the vehicle at the time. The driver failed to turn on a green light on Westside Parkway. Unfortunately, an Alpharetta law enforcement officer behind the motorist at the green light and (read more)

Drivers Must Take Special Steps to Avoid DUIs This Holiday Season

With the holiday season approaching, there is an increased number of drivers on Georgia roads. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were 1,432 roadway deaths last year and Georgia law enforcement is taking substantial steps to reduce the number of fatalities this year. In addition to attending holiday parties or obtaining last minute (read more)

Incriminating Statements Made During a DUI Stop

Two law enforcement officers in Sandy Spring were recently involved in an accident when the driver of a motor vehicle collided with the officers’ patrol cars while the officers were investigating an accident on Interstate 285. The accident resulted in moderate damage to one of the vehicles. Both law enforcement officers placed their patrol vehicles (read more)

20 Killed in Georgia Road Accidents Over Thanksgiving Weekend

The Georgia State Patrol has recently released areport that 20 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents over the Thanksgiving break, which occurred during a 102-hour period from Wednesday at 6 p.m. to midnight on Monday. In addition to the fatalities, 300 people were injured and there were 273 driving under the influence arrests made. (read more)

Prescription Drugs and DUIs

A woman recently had a driving under the influence charge from May 2016 dropped. The incident in question occurred when the woman was pulled over by a law enforcement officer due to an issue with the woman’s vehicle’s tag. When the law enforcement officer asked the woman if she was using drugs, the woman responded (read more)

How To Fight A Speeding Ticket In Georgia

I’m often asked, “How do you fight a speeding ticket in Georgia? There are answers when it comes to how to fight a speeding ticket. Your best bet for beating a speeding ticket is to talk to the prosecutor, and ask him to reduce your speed to 14 mph over the posted speed limit i.e. (read more)

More Individuals Charged With DUIs Due to Drugs

The number of individuals who are arrested for driving while high on illegal drugs has risen by 20% in the state of Georgia in the past five years. Georgia does not track arrests for driving while impaired by specific substances. Law enforcement officers are trained to look for both a driver’s physical symptoms and the (read more)

Refusing to Take Breathalyzer Charges

A Channel 2 Action 2 News reporter was recently charged with driving under the influence after the report refused to take a Breathalyzer test during a traffic stop. The event in question occurred after law enforcement officers observed the motorist traveling 66 miles per hour zone in a 35 mile per hour zone. Law enforcement (read more)

Possession Of A Drug Related Object In Georgia

Recently, a driver was arrested for drunk driving and possession of a drug-related object after driving recklessly on the Athens Perimeter. The motorist nearly collided with another vehicle before his car spun onto a nearby meridian. Georgia law enforcement observed that the driver had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. The motorist subsequently (read more)

Endangering a Child and DUI Cases

A Roswell mother was recently involved in an accident that endangered the life of her child after driving head-on into another vehicle. The woman was driving under the influence and texting while her 3-year-old child sat in the back seat of the car. The woman’s car subsequently collided with another vehicle near Atlanta Street and (read more)