Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after having too much to drink can bring with it myriad problems. There might be times where you are never caught, and there might be times where you come across a checkpoint. Then, there might be times where an officer simply spots you and is concerned about how you are driving, which leads to a traffic stop. Today, we will explain what it is officers look for in possible drunk drivers.
It's difficult enough to drive safely when you're sober. If you add alcohol into the mix, it's even more challenging to avoid trouble on your way to your destination.
A Lawrenceville, Georgia, man was killed and a 33-year-old woman is facing several charges, including drunk driving and first-degree homicide, after a fatal crash on Interstate 85 recently.
If you are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, there's nothing you can do about the past at this point. Instead, you must turn your attention to the future. Most importantly, focus on the steps you can take to get your DUI dismissed.
Late in February, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that prosecutors can't say if a defendant has previously declined a Breathalyzer test when trying a drunk driving case. In the past few days, senators were supposed to discuss whether roadside breath tests should be made mandatory in the state. The latest push to get these laws changed comes at a time when prosecutors are struggling to get convictions in these cases.
Anyone who has ever consumed an alcoholic beverage has probably asked him or herself this important question, "Am I too drunk to drive?"
It doesn't matter if you have been drinking or don't have an ounce of alcohol in your system, you could find yourself pulled over for suspicion of DUI.
If you're arrested for driving under the influence, you'll immediately turn your attention to the steps you can take to avoid the most serious consequences. In a perfect world, you'd take steps to get your DUI charge dismissed.
You're rolling down the road, minding your business when you look ahead and see flashing lights. You don't know what's happening at first, but soon come to realize you're heading straight for a DUI checkpoint.
While field sobriety tests can aid police in correctly determining if drivers are intoxicated from alcohol 90 percent of the time or more, these tests are only 30 percent successful in helping police identify who is behind the wheel while on a marijuana high. This may lead you to wonder how, then, police are able to identify drugged drivers.