Alleged DUI Driver Crashed into Alpharetta Police Car

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the early hours of New Year's Day, a vehicle crashed into an Alpharetta police car. The driver was tested and accused of DUI.

According to reports, the police car was stopped right near the Holcomb Bridge exit on GA 400 when it was hit. The police were there helping clear an earlier crash.

According to Alpharetta police reports, the driver was nearly three times the legal BAC limit.

Breath Test in Georgia DUI Case

The legal limit is different for different types of drivers for a suspected DUI driver's BAC (Blood Alcohol Content).

If a breath test tests positive for being over the limit,

  • .08 for Georgia drivers 21 and over
  • .04 for commercial vehicle drivers
  • .02 for drivers under the age of 21

…then you will be charged in Georgia with a DUI per se.

However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, it is important for me to point out that just because someone tests over the legal BAC limit does not mean that the case is hopeless or that they are guilty of DUI in Georgia.

There are several attacks that can question the accuracy of the test results. These attacks are best known as a Georgia DUI Defenses. Our firm specializes in just this kind of defense.

Unfortunately, a lot of things can go terribly wrong when it comes to chemical tests. These mistakes range from improperly calibrated breathalyzers to contaminated blood samples.

Practice Note

Defenses regarding chemical tests in DUI cases in Georgia can be particularly helpful when an individual passes all of the required Georgia Field Sobriety Tests but “failed” the chemical testing.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case. We specialize in DUI Defense and are here to help you.

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