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Georgia Driver Arrested for Obstruction and Aggressive Driving

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

A local Georgia driver has been arrested after spitting on a police officer after he was pulled over for aggressive driving.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of aggressive driving in today's post. The driver in the story above has been accused of instigating a road-rage incident. He was suspected of DUI in Georgia as well, and according to the reports, he is facing upwards of eighteen charges.

Aggressive Driving in Georgia

Aggressive Driving in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-397 as:

A person commits the offense of aggressive driving when he or she operates any motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42, 40-6-48, 40-6-49, 40-6-123, 40-6-184, 40-6-312, or 40-6-390 with such intent.

To put it simply - aggressive driving refers to any sort of selfish, unsafe and risky driving behavior that shows disregard for the safety of other drivers.

Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include weaving in and out of traffic, changing lanes without signaling, passing in no-passing zones or emergency lanes, forceful merging, failing to yield, cutting off other drivers at close range, speeding, inappropriate gesturing and hand signals, inappropriate use of horns, flashing headlights, and tailgating.

Aggressive driving is classified as a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia. A first time conviction can result in penalties of jail time up to 12 months or fines up to $5,000 or both.

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