A woman in Oklahoma was arrested this past week on what would be the following charges here in Georgia:
There are also some minor traffic violations that she has been accused of committing. Her arrest made national headlines because of the manner of her arrest. Tulsa Officers were stopping another vehicle when they heard this woman driving from about a mile away. Police stated that she was driving on three tires with a full margarita in the cupholder of the car.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind DUI in our state in today's post.
DUI in Georgia
DUI in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-391 as:
(a) 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.
Georgia DUI Laws are complicated and should never be attempted by yourself. When someone has a first DUI in Georgia they face the following potential penalties: 12 months of probation, a minimum fine of $300 plus court costs and surcharges, between 1 - 10 days in jail, at least 40 hours of community service, substance abuse counseling, attendance of the DUI Risk Reduction School, attendance of a MADD Panel, as well as a drivers license suspension, with a limited permit to drive.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI or a DUI related offense or even a serious traffic violation, contact our offices today. The worst thing you can do for yourself is assume your own guilt. No one is guilty until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case now. Call today.