You may have heard that impaired drivers can get a DUI even when their blood alcohol level is under the .08% commonly cited as the legal limit. This is true, as officers have other means of gauging impairment and can arrest someone that they deem too intoxicated to drive safely, even if that person does not fail the limit.
A police officer from Ringgold, Georgia, got a call on Sunday, March 1, that a driver may be under the influence. The officer initiated a traffic stop and pulled the car over.
Do you ever feel like you see the police crack down on impaired driving at a certain time or around a certain event? It's not all in your head; you really are seeing more officers on the roads. The police understand when drunk driving is more likely, and they'll often step up enforcement efforts around these times.
Have you ever wondered where Georgia stands in terms of DUI arrests, if it has more or less than other states in the country? The truth is that it's right near the middle. A recent study found that there were 308.7 arrests for every 100,000 people living in Georgia, which means the state ranks out at 23rd overall.
With the holidays just ahead next week, Georgia motorists should be aware that the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign is now in full swing. This week, law enforcement officers issued warnings to all drivers that they face imminent arrest if they wind up driving after drinking alcohol.
Recent changes to the evidentiary rules in driving while intoxicated (DUI) arrests can affect Georgia drivers' constitutional rights against self-incrimination.
As you make your Thanksgiving plans for later this month, don't forget to plan for a sober ride to and from all of the festivities. You certainly don't want to wind up with a drunk driving charge by getting behind the wheel after you've had a few drinks.
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.