Georgia Man Charged with DUI After Crashing into Cemetery

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

A driver in Whitfield County was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane in Georgia after allegedly crashing his truck into a cemetery. The man lost control of his truck around a curve and crashed into at least twelve gravestones as a result.

When police arrived on the scene, they administered several Georgia Field Sobriety Tests. After his performance, he was arrested.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the offense of DUI in Georgia as well as the law behind the offense and the consequences faced if convicted.

DUI in Georgia

The Georgia Code defines DUI 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.

As you can see, Georgia DUI Laws are very extensive. The law covers driving under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, toxic vapors, marijuana, prescription medication, etc.

As much as the law is extensive, Georgia DUI Penalties are extensive as well. These penalties can include: 12 months of probation, fines up to $1,000, up to 10 days of jail time, up to 40 hours of community service, license suspension, alcohol/drug counseling, DUI School, etc.

Practice Note

The consequences of even a First Georgia DUI are this severe. If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving under the influence in Georgia, contact our offices today. We are here for you, and it's important that you get the help you need.

Your case will not defend itself - your defense starts here with us. We specialize in Georgia DUI Law and can provide the best defense for you.

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