Driver Allegedly Violates Georgia Move Over Law Which Leads to DUI Investigation

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to recent reports, a Forsyth County police officer left a traffic stop on Ga. 400 after the vehicle he pulled over was almost hit on the side of the interstate.

You can watch the video here.

The dash cam video shows the deputy running back to his car. From there, the driver of the vehicle led a police chase over two different counties.

Violating the Move Over Law in Georgia

As with other traffic violations, such as failure to maintain lane in Georgia or speeding in Georgia, failing to abide by the Move Over Law can lead to a DUI investigation.

The Move Over Law is defined by law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-16:

(a) The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:

(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or

(2) If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.

Practice Note

The reality is that if you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Georgia, then there is probably a few other offenses involved with your case. This can include drug possession charges to charges like open container in Georgia.

We specialize in DUI Defense in the state of Georgia. This includes all related offenses to DUI. Contact a Georgia DUI Lawyer today.

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