Dr. Ginari Price was recently arrested for driving under the influence in Fayette County. According to reports, she hit two vehicles while DUI and her infant was sitting in her lap. Reports show that Price is currently facing charges of:
Price is most likely facing a few more charges. Unfortunately, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I have outlined before how an accident can actually help prove that you were less safe to drive and therefore prove that you were in fact under the influence.
On top of that, child endangerment charges are also not taken lightly in the state of Georgia. The most sensitive charges involve children, and there is not a county in Georgia that doesn't take alcohol and drug related offenses involving children seriously. The Georgia DUI Penalties typically severely increase when both accidents and children are involved in the case.
However, this isn't the most serious charge now faced by Price. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, Price's husband as well as two of her nurse practitioners were prescribing medications in Price's name while she was incarcerated in Fayette County Jail.
The DEA began to investigate when there was what was described as a “flow of prescriptions” from her office. As of right now, it has been reported that an excess of 1,000 patients received illegal prescriptions from Michael Price, Marie Pierre, and Ngozi Okoro.
Ginari Price, Michael Price, Marie Pierre, and Ngozi Okoro are all currently facing charges involving the unauthorized distribution of controlled substances and the unlicensed practice of medicine.
Although Ginari Price has a license - she is being charged with helping the other three individuals practice medicine in her name.
Sometimes DUI cases lead to more investigations and can actually lead to further criminal charges. Here, at Lawson and Berry, we specialize in Georgia DUI Defense, and that includes all foreseeable criminal charges that can be associated with that DUI case. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI in Georgia, contact our offices today. A Georgia DUI Attorney can help you with your case and discuss what options are available for you.