In June 2018, a Georgia woman was arrested and charged for driving too fast for conditions and driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs. Amanda Holsomback was driving north on Boll Weevil Road when she rounded a left curve just as a group of three children on an off-road vehicle were turning around in a driveway.
Georgia State Patrol said Holsomback's Chevy drove onto a dirt embankment and struck the off-road vehicle in the rear. Holsomback's car spun and rolled over, landing on its top. The off-road vehicle also rolled over at least one time but landed on its wheels.
The three children included two 12-year-old boys and a 9-year-old girl, all of whom were injured in the crash. All children are expected to fully recover.
In total, Holsomback has been charged with
- failure to maintain lane,
- seatbelt violation,
- driving while unlicensed,
- driving too fast for conditions, and
- drug-related DUI.
If you have been charged with a Georgia DUI or any related charges, a Georgia DUI attorney can defend your case and protect your rights.
DUI and Related Charges
When a person is arrested for DUI in Georgia, they are often charged with a series of related charges. First, because DUI is a traffic offense, other traffic-related offenses are often charged alongside it, including
- seat belt violations,
- driving too fast for conditions,
- driving in the gore,
- following too closely,
- feeing or attempting to elude,
- illegal passing,
- illegal u-turns,
- speeding, and
- reckless driving.
In many cases, these traffic offense can be charged along with your Georgia DUI, resulting in multiple sentences. In some cases, these multiple sentences can be served at the same time or may be served one after the other, leading to longer probation or jail sentences.
Non-Traffic Offense Charged Alongside DUI
Depending on the nature of your DUI offense, you may also be charged with an offense that is not necessarily traffic-related but related to your DUI arrest, including
- open container;
- public drunk;
- disorderly conduct;
- possession of drugs; or
- possession of drug paraphernalia.
If you have been charged with a DUI related offense, your DUI attorney can help defend your case to potentially reduce or even dismiss your charges.
Drug-related DUI is a serious charge in Georgia. Not only will you face the steep penalties associated with Georgia's strict DUI laws, but you also face possible penalties for your possession of drugs. You can be charged with drug-related DUI for driving under the influence of
Consult a DUI Attorney in Georgia
If you have been arrested for DUI, you need to fight for your rights at every step of your case. Multiple charges do not need to result in multiple punishments. An experienced Georgia DUI attorney knows the law and how to defend your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.