Georgia DUI News March 2018

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Traffic law includes a wide variety of crimes ranging from a “rolling stop” to reckless driving, to DUI. No matter the crime, the Law Office of Lawson and Berry can help. Our Georgia Traffic Lawyers have over 50 years of criminal defense experience. 

Some of the traffic-related incidents that occurred in March 2018 include: 

On March 2nd, a pastor was arrested for driving under the influence and failing to yield to a pedestrian. Reverend Georgia Lee, III was the head of Savannah's “End Gun Violence Program.” Lee had been the Program Director since June 2017. It is our hope he can continue to do good works in his community. 

A three-vehicle accident resulted in four people being injured on March 5th in Roswell. The accident happened because of a head-on collision on Holcomb Bridge Road. Police and fire crews were sent to the scene where two people had to be extricated from the vehicles. No life-threatening injuries were reported. 

On March 16th, a Bibb County Sheriff's Deputy had an interesting DUI arrest. The officer noticed a gold Chevy Tahoe parked a stop sign after midnight. He observed the driver passed out while the car was running and in gear. The officer noted there was a strong smell of alcohol and it appeared that the driver urinated in his pants. The driver was arrested on DUI charges. 

On March 18th, Sandy Springs police were called out to an accident along Interstate 285. There were four cars on the side of the highway due to two different accidents. The first accident did not have any reported injuries, but a woman was killed in the second accident. The driver, David Cho, lost control of his Toyota Sequoia when trying to avoid the first collision and struck a guardrail. The vehicle overturned and his wife, Susan Cho, was partially ejected and pinned under the USV. She was found dead at the scene. David Cho has been charged with vehicular homicide in the second degree and failure to maintain lane. How sad. 

A motorcyclist died on March 18th when driving on I-95 in Chatham County. A truck driver hit the motorcyclist and kept on driving. He will be charged with Hit and Run - leaving the scene of an accident

The legal community lost a respected attorney on March 23rd. A.J. Welch was riding an ATV when he was struck by a train on Friday morning. Officials stated he was out hunting based on what he was wearing. Furthermore, the train crossing did not have gate arms where the accident occurred. Welch was very active in Henry County and will be greatly missed.

On March 25th, Robin Wilson Jr., from Virginia, was arrested in Richmond County. Wilson allegedly hijacked a pickup truck in Warren County, and then a Georgia State Trooper noticed Wilson failing to maintain his lane. The trooper attempted to pull Wilson over multiple times, but he ignored the attempts. The trooper was forced to drive him into the guardrail. Wilson resisted arrested and the officers had to use a taser to bring him down. Wilson has been charged with reckless driving, fleeing or attempting to elude arrest, obstruction, and DUI. 

A Georgia State Patrol officer died in a car accident on March 20th due to the severe storms. Officer Tyler Parker was driving with his two-year-old daughter when his vehicle went off the road and struck a tree. Parker died on the scene, and his daughter was also severely injured. Hopefully, she will fully recover. 

For seniors in high school, senior skip day is a beautiful thing. However, senior skip day turned tragic for Henry County private school when Makayala Penn was killed in a single vehicle accident. Penn was a passenger in a Mini Cooper, where the driver failed to navigate a turn due to her high rate of speed. The car went airborne, overturning several times. Ultimately, the vehicle hit a tree. Penn had to be cut out of the vehicle. 

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