Roswell police are still on the lookout for a driver who allegedly pulled a gun on a woman because she wasn't driving fast enough.
Up until the point where he allegedly pulled the gun, the driver (if the reported facts are true) was demonstrating acts consistent with the traffic violation referred to as aggressive driving in Georgia.
According to the woman, she was driving out of an apartment complex in Fulton County with her 2-year-old daughter in the car with her. She said that there kids playing, so she elected to drive more cautiously than normal. That was when a man pulled out behind her and seemed to be in a rush. He kept tailing up behind her and blaring his horn.
In today's post, I will focus on the offense of aggressive driving in Georgia.
Aggressive Driving in Georgia
Georgia Law defines aggressive driving as:
Driving with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42 [overtaking and passing], 40-6-48 [improper lane change or usage], 40-6-49 [following too closely], 40-6-123 [failing to signal], 40-6-184 [driving too slowly], 40-6-312 [lane usage by motorcycles], or 40-6-390 [reckless driving] with such intent. O.C.G.A. §40-6-397.
Aggressive Driving is considered a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia. The penalty if convicted could include a fine up to $5,000, jail time of up to 12 months, or both. An aggressive driving conviction will also add six points to your license, which has an even greater potential of leading to the suspension of your Georgia Driver's License.
The rest of the report (again, if the reported facts are true) leads to a much more serious crime. The man allegedly pulled out a gun and told the woman that if she didn't move, he would kill her.
Both aggressive and reckless driving in Georgia are huge problems on our roadways. Unfortunately, sometimes the right driver isn't pulled over, and other times, people make mistakes that cause others to fear for their safety or the safety of others. Either way, if you or a loved one has received a serious traffic citation such as DUI in Georgia, it is important to have the best possible legal representation. Contact our offices today.