Three Vehicle Crash Leads to DUI Charges for Georgia Man

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

three car crash was allegedly caused by a man driving under the influence of alcohol on Thursday, June 20, 2019. The crash occurred just before 8:30 p.m. on Great Hill Road.

Police responded to the scene of the crash, as well as the fire department and medics. At the scene of the accident, officers discovered a Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by Deonte Glass, age 36, of Mapleton, Georgia. The vehicle was headed north on Great Hill Road when he crossed the center line and hit a Ford Mustang on the side of the vehicle. 

After he hit the Mustang, Glass kept driving in the same direction and hit another car, a Toyota Prius, that was southbound on the same road. The driver and a passenger in the Mustang were uninjured. However, two occupants of the Prius were injured in the accident and were transported to a local hospital for treatment. They are expected to recover.

The investigating officer in the case talked with Glass and noticed the odor of alcohol on Glass's breath. The officer also asked Glass to take field sobriety tests, and according to the officer he "failed all the tests."

Glass was arrested that same day, and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and failure to maintain lane.

If you or someone you care about has been arrested for DUI, an experienced Georgia DUI attorney can defend your case and protect your constitutional rights.

Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

Many people pulled over and suspected of DUI are subjected to field sobriety tests. These so-called "tests" are not known for their accuracy. In fact, the instances of false positive indicators of intoxication are all too common. 

Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test

The horizontal gaze nystagmus test uses an officer's observations of a person's eyes as they move from far left to far right. The way the eyes shake helps an officer "know" if a person is intoxicated. However, this test often leads to false positives.

Walk-and-Turn Test

The walk-and-turn test requires balance and coordination. It can be difficult for people, even when 100% sober. This is especially true when a person has a disability or injury.

One-Leg Stand Test

The one-leg stand test requires a person to stand on one leg and balance there. This is difficult for a great many people, due to injury, body composition, or just lack of balance.

Challenging Field Sobriety Tests

With the help of an experienced defense attorney, you can challenge field sobriety tests to defend your case. To do so, you can:

  • explain a medical condition that could have affected your performance,
  • show that you were not intoxicated through other means,
  • analyze and challenge any video evidence of the field sobriety tests, and/or
  • show that the tests were not conducted correctly or were administered by an untrained officer.

Consult an Experienced Georgia DUI Attorney

With the help of an experienced Georgia DUI attorney, you can present a defense that could reduce or even dismiss the charges against you. Remember, just because you are charged with a crime does not mean that you are guilty. Contact us for a free consultation of your case.

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