According to the Georgia State Patrol, there were 14 fatalities on Georgia roadways during thee holiday period.
Col. Mark W. McDonough with the Department of Public Safety released this statement: “We want everyone to drive sober, stay focused, obey the laws and enjoy this holiday season with family and friends.”
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind DUI in Georgia in today's post as police and other roadway authorities point to driving under the influence as one of the main causes of accidents especially during the holidays.
DUI in Georgia
The Georgia Code outlines Driving Under the Influence in O.C.G.A. §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 Penalties are very serious and without a doubt are life-changing. Contact our offices today.