Newnan, Ga. - According to Georgia State Patrol, officers believe that a fatal accident involving a teenager also involved alcohol consumption.
Officers and investigators are still investigating the scene. However, they do know that a teenage driver lost control of his vehicle at some point. This resulted in the fatal collision with a tree.
Accidents and DUI in Georgia
Accidents and DUIs commonly are charged together. If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.
Penalties for DUI in Georgia are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the actual expected consequences are heightened. This is especially true if there are injuries to other people or any property damage.
There is also the risk of other charges if you get into an accident while accused of DUI. This can also heighten the penalties including a lengthier suspension of an accused driver's Georgia Driver's License.
DUI Cases involving accidents should never be attempted without the help of knowledgable representation.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI in the state of Georgia or even a DUI related offense, call our offices now. We can help you today.