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Bride Gets Arrested for DUI on the Way to her Wedding

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A bride in Arizona was arrested this morning when she was allegedly driving under the influence. She started a three-car collision that resulted in minor injuries. Arizona law is similar to Georgia law regarding DUI. This means that just like Georgia, DUI law is prosecuted forcefully, and a DUI conviction results in serious consequences that impact someone's life. 

Georgia’s DUI laws criminalize any driving under the influence including alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and toxic vapors that make it less safe for a person to drive. 

DUI Less Safe in Georgia

The Georgia Code states that a person shall not “drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive” (O.C.G.A. §40-6-391(a)(1)). This is more commonly known as a DUI Less Safe in Georgia. The determination of driving under the influence and being a less safe driver comes from the arresting officer's observations, field sobriety tests, and any other clues to impaired driving such as following too closely, illegal passing, or aggressive driving

DUI Drugs in Georgia

The Georgia Code also states that a person shall not “drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive” (O.C.G.A. §40-6-391(a)(2)). This is more commonly known as a DUI Drugs in Georgia. The charge requires the State to prove that the drugs in the driver's system rendered him or her incapable of driving safely. This applies to illegal drugs, prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, and toxic vapors.

DUI Per Se in Georgia 

The Georgia Code also states that a person shall not “drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while the person's alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended” (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-391(a)(5)). This is more commonly known as a DUI Per Se in Georgia. The charge requires an alcohol test, typically a breath or blood test that proves your BAC (blood alcohol concentration) was 0.08 grams or above. 

DUI laws in Georgia are complicated and tend to be frequently miscommunicated and misunderstood. Georgia does not have a lesser DUI offense - meaning there is no OWI, Wet Reckless, or DWI in Georgia. Each of the above DUI laws in Georgia is just as serious. 

If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Georgia, contact us today. A qualified Georgia DUI Lawyer will know how to properly handle your DUI case.

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Richard Lawson

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