Marietta, Ga. - According to reports out of Marietta, a driver is wanted for doing doughnuts in the Red Deck parking garage at Truist Park. He was allegedly filming himself drifting inside of the deck. The incident resulted in what has been estimated as up to $1500 worth of damage.
When police were originally called to the scene they got statements from the driver but did not issue any citations or arrest him. They were unsure if the parking company that owns the deck would want to pursue charges. However, the company has responded that they do want to charge the driver and police have now obtained a warrant which includes a charge for second-degree criminal damage to property.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus on one of the probable traffic offenses in this incident which is reckless driving.
Reckless Driving in Georgia
Georgia Law defines reckless driving in Georgia in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 of the Georgia Code as:
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.
Therefore, if a driver is found guilty of reckless driving, he or she could face up to a year in jail as well as fines up to $1,000.
Many times acts of alleged reckless driving can lead to charges for DUI in Georgia. Call our offices today if you have been arrested for reckless driving, DUI, or any other serious traffic violation. We can help you now.