Athens Officer Dragged by Suspected DUI Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Athens, Ga. - Reports from Sunday depict a shocking story regarding an Athens police officer who was dragged alongside a vehicle.

Athens-Clarke County Judicial Center

The officer saw a driver driving recklessly down Preserve Drive. She then saw the vehicle crash into another car. One of the vehicles was smoking which led to the officer running over to the scene on foot to help. The alleged reckless driver drove away from the scene while the officer was attempting to get him out of the vehicle. This resulted in the officer being dragged with the vehicle for a distance.

The driver is facing the following charges:

He is now being held in the Clarke County Jail.

The focus of today's post will be on the correlation between accidents and DUI in Georgia.

Georgia DUI Accidents

Accidents and DUIs commonly are charged together. If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.

Georgia DUI Penalties are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the penalties are further exacerbated with the addition of more charges. This is especially true if there are injuries property damage. The risk of additional charges is almost certain. The charges can include:

Any and all of these charges will also provide the State with proof of less safe driving. This proof will be used against the driver in his or her DUI case.

Practice Note

Georgia DUI Accidents are very serious and should never be handled without the help of an experienced Georgia DUI Attorney. Call our offices now.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Managing Partner at Lawson & Berry:


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!