Parents of high school age teens likely don't need the calendar to remind them that homecoming season is once again in full swing. The excitement is nearly palpable as your teenager plans their homecoming dance wardrobe and plots their course for the big night.
One of the most visible campaigns every holiday season throughout Georgia and the rest of the country is the "Buzzed Driving" campaign. This campaign is an effort to educate people that "buzzed driving is drunk driving." It's an effort to show people that they can still be charged with drunk driving even though they think they are slightly buzzed.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Georgia. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car or truck after having too much to drink, he or she can wind up causing a serious accident. The Georgia laws for DUI create two different ways a driver can be in violation of DUI: DUI and DUI per se. We will explore these violations in today's post, so you have an understanding of the state law.
Getting behind the wheel after using drugs can be deadly for the driver, their passengers and others around them on the roads of Georgia. Different drugs have different effects on a person's ability to drive a vehicle. For example, using cocaine and then driving can make a person aggressive or reckless. Using marijuana and then driving will slow a driver's reaction time. Today, we will explain the dangers of drugged driving.
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?"