A driver has been arrested in Coweta County after according to police, it took two PIT maneuvers and spike strips to end the police chase. The driver, Jennifer Ann Martin, was driving with an expired tag. Police then allegedly tried to do a routine traffic stop, however, Martin fled. Dash camera shows her weaving in and out of oncoming traffic and speeding over 100mph.
Martin is facing the following charges:
- Reckless Driving in Georgia
- Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer in Georgia
- Speeding in Georgia
- Failure to Maintain Lane in Georgia
- Aggressive Driving in Georgia
She is also facing 6 other traffic violations. Her total charges is eleven different charges. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus on the offense of reckless driving faced by Martin in today's post.
Reckless Driving in Georgia
Reckless Driving in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code as:
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation. O.C.G.A. §40-6-390.
Martin is facing some serious consequences. Each one of the charges faced by Martin comes with its own penalty.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or cited for a serious traffic violation such as the ones mentioned above or such as DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case today.