A driver in Gwinnett County was arrested after he was pulled over going 100MPH in a 45MPH zone. According to reports, an officer clocked him while he was driving on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It was also reported that he was weaving in and out of traffic.
Police reported that it is one of the fastest speeds ever even clocked in the city of Duluth. The driver was cited for both reckless driving and speeding in Georgia.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I am very familiar with both of these charges, and in today's post, I will outline the offense of reckless driving.
Reckless Driving in Georgia
Reckless Driving in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law as:
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation. O.C.G.A. §40-6-390.
Reckless Driving is a common charge in Georgia. The charge itself is considered a very serious traffic offense. If convicted of Reckless Driving, then four points are automatically added on to your Georgia Driver's License.