21 Year Old in Georgia Charged with Serious Injury by Vehicle and DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Kayana Herring, a 21-year-old woman from Woodstock, has been arrested for some various charges committed in Roswell. According to reports, Herring was driving while intoxicated through downtown Roswell. Herring allegedly hit a Department of Transportation worker while he was blowing leaves and then drove away. 

She was followed by another DOT worker who drove behind her on his street sweeper until she reached Milton. Herring was eventually pulled over and stated that she had no idea that she had hit a person with her car. She was then allegedly tested for DUI and arrested. 

Herring is facing the following charges:

Herring is currently in the Fulton County jail.

Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia

Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia is defined by law as:

…causing bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through: Reckless Driving in Georgia or DUI in Georgia. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.

So to simplify - if someone is seriously injured due to an alleged DUI driver, the driver will be charged with a felony that result in up to 15 years in prison.

Practice Note

Herring is facing some very serious charges. The combination of DUI, Hit-and-Run, and Serious Injury by Vehicle can result in some serious penalties if she is convicted. 

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI or another serious traffic violation in Georgia, contact our offices today. We specialize in Georgia DUI Law and can help you with your case.  

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