Peachtree City, Ga. – Police officers with the Peachtree City Police Department are still investigating a crash that resulted in two fatalities.
According to reports, a teenager was driving his car with another teenage passenger when it appears as though he swerved into oncoming traffic. Both teenagers died in the crash. The incident occurred on Robinson Road near the intersection of Kimmer Road. Local residents are still curious as to what happened with the crash and how both teenagers ended up killed.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle cases involving serious accidents all the time. Many of these cases involve drivers that are also accused of DUI in Georgia. In today's post, I will focus on the offense of DUI and how it correlates in an accident case.
DUI and Accidents in Georgia
If an accused DUI driver is involved in a car accident, the accident itself can be used to support a DUI charge by showing that the person was less safe to drive depending on the circumstances of the accident.
A car accident may also frustrate a favorable negotiation with the prosecution. Georgia DUI Penalties are likely to be more severe when a car accident is involved even when no person or property was injured or damaged. Also, the accident itself can be used as an indication of less safe driving, which is an element of the DUI offense itself.
Much like if an officer witnesses an alleged traffic violation, if an officer witnesses drivers in distress, he or she has every legal right to approach each vehicle and perform an in-depth investigation.
This can lead to a search of the vehicle or even a DUI investigation. A vehicle search can lead to drug possession charges while a DUI investigation can obviously lead to DUI charges.
There are no clues as of right now as to the cause of this crash. Investigators will complete their investigation and then release a final report. However, if you or a loved one has been accused of causing a serious accident or driving under the influence or both, call our offices now.