Georgia Rapper Arrested After Routine Traffic Stop

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of Clayton County, the Atlanta rapper, Playboi Carti, has been arrested following a traffic stop for an expired tag.

Officers stopped his Lamborghini which led to further investigation of his person and his vehicle. Deputies discovered twelve bags of marijuana, three guns as well as Xanax, codeine, and oxycodone. He was arrested on several different charges including felony drug charges and several different traffic violations.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I frequently handle charges for DUI in Georgia and possession of marijuana in Georgia after people have been pulled over and investigated resulting from a minor traffic violation. One of the charges that Carti is facing is violating the Georgia Move Over Law. I will focus today's post on this offense.

Georgia Move Over Law

As with other traffic violations, such as failure to maintain lane in Georgia or speeding in Georgia, a Georgia Move Over Law violation can lead to a DUI investigation or as in the story above a search of a vehicle.

The Move Over Law is defined by law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-16:

(a) The operator of a motor vehicle approaching a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is displaying flashing yellow, amber, white, red, or blue lights shall approach the authorized emergency vehicle with due caution and shall, absent any other direction by a peace officer, proceed as follows:

(1) Make a lane change into a lane not adjacent to the authorized emergency vehicle if possible in the existing safety and traffic conditions; or

(2) If a lane change under paragraph (1) of this subsection would be impossible, prohibited by law, or unsafe, reduce the speed of the motor vehicle to a reasonable and proper speed for the existing road and traffic conditions, which speed shall be less than the posted speed limit, and be prepared to stop.

Practice Note

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