A Monroe County police officer has been arrested, convicted, and sentenced for bribery and violation of oath of office.
Bill Miller was arrested after an incident in 2018 when he arrested a woman for DUI. He offered to reduce her charges after the arrest in exchange for sex. He has been sentenced to 8 years of probation and is banned from Monroe, Lamar, and Butts counties.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the criminal offense not allegedly committed by the officer in the story above, but by the female driver who's arrest went incorrectly. The female driver was accused of driving under the influence after being pulled over, so let's take a closer look at the law for DUI in the state of Georgia.
DUI in Georgia
DUI in Georgia is defined by the Georgia Code 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.
Georgia DUI Penalties are serious. Georgia Law on DUI is some of the strictest DUI law in the country. If you or a loved has been arrested for a DUI in the state of Georgia, contact a Georgia DUI Attorney now.