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Driver Arrested for DUI After Driving 126 MPH on Georgia 400

Posted by Richard Lawson | Feb 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports, a driver has been arrested in Forsyth County this past week after allegedly driving 126 MPH on Georgia 400.

The story has made headlines because of what occurred during the traffic stop. The driver seems to comply with officers when he is initially pulled over but after being breathalyzed, he stops. After begging to not be arrested, the man attempts to run away on foot to a nearby parking lot. This is where another driver in a different vehicle attempts to pick him up and leave the scene, but the responding officers arrived first. The other driver then crashed into a nearby building while the original driver was placed under arrest.

The man is facing charges of:

According to the arrest reports, officers also found a large amount of marijuana in his vehicle during the search which has in turn led to an additional charge of felony possession of marijuana in Georgia.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of driving under the influence in Georgia - otherwise known by its acronym - DUI in Georgia. DUI Law is complicated but is broad and the law should be shown below.

DUI in Georgia

DUI in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. ยง40-6-391 as:

A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while:

(1) Under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(2) Under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(3) Under the intentional influence of any glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(4) Under the combined influence of any two or more of the substances specified in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;

(5) 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; or

(6) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section, there is any amount of marijuana or a controlled substance, as defined in Code Section 16-13-21, present in the person's blood or urine, or both, including the metabolites and derivatives of each or both without regard to whether or not any alcohol is present in the person's breath or blood.

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Richard Lawson

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