An arrest has just been made in Spalding County concerning a roadway fatality last spring. Authorities arrested Marcus Allen. He has been charged with hit and run and vehicular homicide in the first degree. Allen has been accused of hitting and killing Joshua Wright last February.
Allen is being held in Spalding County Jail without bond.
Hit-and-Run and Vehicular Homicide in Georgia
Hit-and-run or leaving the scene of an accident in Georgia occurs when an individual fails to take care of the responsibilities outlined by Georgia Law when they have gotten into an accident. According to O.C.G.A. §40-6-270, these responsibilities include:
(1) Give his or her name and address and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;
(2) Upon request and if it is available, exhibit his or her operator's license to the person struck or the driver or occupant of or person attending any vehicle collided with;
(3) Render to any person injured in such accident reasonable assistance, including the transporting, or the making of arrangements for the transporting, of such person to a physician, surgeon, or hospital for medical or surgical treatment if it is apparent that such treatment is necessary or if such transporting is requested by the injured person; and
(4) Where a person injured in such accident is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance.
First Degree Vehicular Homicide in Georgia is defined as: any person who, without malice aforethought, causes the death of another person by violating certain traffic violations. These traffic violations include:
- DUI in Georgia
- Reckless Driving in Georgia
- Unlawful Passing of a School Bus in Georgia
- Fleeing the Police in Georgia
- Hit and Run in Georgia
The alleged hit and run committed by Allen is why he has been charged with the offense of first degree vehicular homicide.
In fact, many times, an initial charge results in a subsequent charge. When it comes to serious traffic violations and crimes, our firm specializes in defense work. If you or a loved one has been cited or arrested, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney today.