A story just broke yesterday about a driver who allegedly crashed into an Alpharetta Police Officer after a high speed chase that began in Roswell on GA 400. The driver, John Bolling, was clocked going 143 MPH on the interstate in an attempt to get away from authorities.
According to the report, Bolling originally swerved around one of the officers after being clocked at 100 MPH and slowed to the speed limit of 65 MPH. That was when officers attempted to initiate their first traffic stop. When other officers came to assist, Bolling then allegedly accelerated to speeds in excess of 143 MPH. Bolling then proceeded to exit in Sandy Springs and headed back up into the backroads in Roswell.
He is reported to have ran multiple red lights, blew through stop signs, and even drove on the wrong side of the road on a few different occasions. When Bolling went to make a turn that was when he ended up colliding with one of the pursuing officers.
From my experience as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, this is how a person can end up being sentenced to the maximum time, 12 months in jail, for a DUI in Georgia. Speeders merely reaching speeds like this (without a DUI) can get up to sixty days in jail for driving this recklessly. People who operate a vehicle in this manner pose a significant risk to other drivers. Frankly, this is what can get other people killed.
Bolling's charges have a high possibility of including at least some of the following:
- DUI in Georgia
- Reckless Driving in Georgia
- Speeding in Georgia
- Fleeing or Attempting to Elude in Georgia
- Aggressive Driving in Georgia
DUI Penalties in Georgia are already very harsh. When a driver is suspected of DUI and has this many related offenses, it provides ample evidence for the State of Georgia that he or she was under the influence and behaving recklessly. This is how the consequences become even harsher.
Furthermore, Bolling is facing prosecution by conservative North Fulton County. I've mentioned this in posts before, but this is why your DUI case should never be left up to a general practitioner or a firm who works in every county in our state.
Georgia is composed of 159 counties, and a part of being a successful Georgia DUI Attorney is knowing the background of the court systems you work in.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI in Georgia with related offenses, contact us today. We understand that a successful DUI defense means something different to each person we represent. The defense ranges from reductions to fighting the charge altogether. No matter what you or your loved one needs, our lawyers will do their very best to help meet your needs. Contact us today.