Example of Aggressive Driving in Georgia Ends with a Man Allegedly Pulling a Gun

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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. 

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I am familiar with all different types of traffic violations as they tend to go hand-in-hand with DUI 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.

Practice Note

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.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Managing Partner at Lawson & Berry:


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!