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DUI Suspect Arrested After High Speed Chase

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Reports out of South West Atlanta show that an arrest occurred after a high speed police chase.

According to authorities, a DUI suspect is now in custody after speeding on I-75 North. When officers attempted to pull the car over, the driver instead sped away which led to the chase. The chase then resulted in multiple cars being damaged by the driver's vehicle. The driver is facing charges of:

As well as numerous other traffic violations.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I often write about DUI as well as DUI related offenses in the state of Georgia. However, I realized today that I haven't done a deep dive into the law behind driving under the influence any time recently in my posts. Georgia has some of the strictest laws pertaining to DUI in the country. And as you will be able to see below the law encompasses a great deal

Driving Under the Influence in Georgia

DUI in Georgia is outlined in OCGA § 40-6-391 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.
Georgia DUI Law encompasses much more than what people tend to believe is “driving under the influence.”

Practice Note

Georgia DUI Penalties are harsh, and no one should attempt to face them on their own without the help of experienced representation. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, contact our offices now. We can help you today.

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. As a former Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. In DUI cases, you only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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