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.
The police chief in Milledgeville, Georgia, is facing the aftermath of his arrest on drunk driving charges.
If you're arrested and face a DUI, you know that one possibility is that you'll need to use an ignition interlock device (IID) moving forward. This device is like a Breathalyzer, except that it's connected to your vehicle. If you blow into it and are over the legal limit, your vehicle will not turn on and you will not be able to drive.
If you have been pulled over by a law enforcement official while driving, it is possible that they will have asked you to perform a breathalyzer test. These breathalyzer tests are executed to check a driver's sobriety while on the road. They are practical, portable and cheap, which is why they are so commonly used.
In April 2017, a 64-year-old man lost his life when the moped he was on was allegedly struck by a Nissan Maxima near the Dean Forest Bridge on Ga 204. A 45-year-old woman was arrested for following too closely and for DUI. The man died at the accident scene.
With the summer season quickly approaching, you might come across a sobriety checkpoint in the Hinesville area. You need to know what to do when told to drive into a checkpoint. A good start is to follow this order and not try to turn around and avoid the checkpoint, especially if you have nothing to hide. Here are some tips for dealing with a DUI checkpoint so it can go as smoothly as possible.
If you were found to be driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs by law enforcement officers, you will have faced a driver's license suspension. A driver's license suspension is conducted by the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS), or you may be done through a suspension by the court. When your license is suspended by the court, it means that it was suspended in conjunction with a criminal sentence.
A man in Georgia is now facing serious felony homicide charges for his involvement in a car accident that took the life of his own stepson. Police say that the man was drunk at the time of the wreck.