A local Atlanta woman has been arrested on the following charges:
- DUI in Georgia
- Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia
- Reckless Driving in Georgia
- Following Too Closely in Georgia
According to reports, the woman was driving on Midway Road when she hit another vehicle at a red light. She ended up continuing through the intersection and hitting another vehicle. She then allegedly assaulted an officer when he arrived and was taken to a nearby hospital.
A 5-year-old child who was in one of the vehicles allegedly hit has been seriously injured as a result of the accidents.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus on accidents and DUIs in Georgia in today's post.
Accidents and DUIs in Georgia
If a DUI charge involves a car accident, the accident can actually be used as evidence to show that the accused driver was in fact less safe to drive.
An officer's duty is to aid all distressed or injured drivers, so if the accident results in injury or distress, the officer will investigate the cause of the accident and whether driving under the influence was a factor. This can and will lead to DUI testing such as Georgia DUI Breath and Blood Tests, Georgia Field Sobriety Tests, or both.
When an accident is a part of a Georgia DUI case, the potential for the Georgia DUI Penalties to be increased is quite high.
Both Serious Injury by Vehicle and Vehicular Homicide in Georgia are classified as felony offenses. Either of these offenses means some serious prison time and a years of license suspension.
If you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in Georgia or if an accident is apart of your DUI case, contact our offices today.
We specialize in Georgia DUI Law and can help you with your case. A Georgia DUI Attorney can be the difference between some harsh consequences and your freedom.