A 40-year-old man from Barrow County was involved in a wreck at around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2018. The accident occurred on Georgia 316 at Hurricane Trail Road in Gwinnett County.
Based on law enforcement reports, it seems the driver was operating his gold Chevy Malibu while heading west on GA 316. Another driver, Lesly Jimenez, 19 years old, was driving in the same direction. She slowed her maroon Toyota RAV4 due to traffic at the upcoming intersection. Hall, the 40-year-old driver, did not slow down. He smashed into the back of Lesly's vehicle, moving it into the intersection around 200 feet.
As a result of the accident, Hall's passenger, Alisha Williamson, 37, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. She died a few days later, on January 14, 2018, as a result of those injuries. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, according to authorities.
Lesly and her two passengers received minor injuries, as did Hall, all of whom were taken to the hospital. They are all expected to recover. Hall was arrested after his release from the hospital. He was initially charged with:
- driving under the influence (DUI),
- possession of methamphetamine,
- possession of marijuana,
- serious injury by vehicle,
- reckless driving, and
- following too closely.
Later, Georgia authorities added the charge of homicide by vehicle.
Drug Possession Charges - On Top of Your DUI
When you face a charge of driving under the influence which is related to drugs, you may also face drug possession charges. This is especially likely when drugs are found in your car during an arrest for DUI.
Drug possession charges can be very serious. This is even more true when the amount of drugs discovered in your vehicle at the time of arrest is large. Larger amounts of drugs will almost inevitably lead to much more serious charges.
Concurrent vs. Consecutive Charges
Depending on the nature of your case, you could face many different charges, each with its own penalties. These penalties can be run consecutively in some cases. This means that any penalties you are given for each charge are run one after the other.
If penalties are run consecutively, you could face very long jail or prison sentences. The longer your freedom is taken from you, the more your rights are stripped from you. You deserve to be defended by an experienced legal team that knows how to protect your constitutional rights.
With a proper legal defense, you can fight to make sure that whatever penalties you do face are run concurrently (at the same time) rather than one after the other. You deserve to spend as much time as a free man or woman as possible.
Consult a Georgia DUI Attorney
If you or someone you care about has been charged with DUI, drug possession, or any other related charges you have rights that deserve to be protected. An experienced Georgia DUI attorney can protect those rights. Contact us today for a free consultation.