Peachtree City Police Investigating Fatal Car Wreck

Posted by Richard Lawson | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Peachtree City Municipal Court

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.

Practice Note

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.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Managing Partner at Lawson & Berry:


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment

Georgia DUI Defense Attorneys

At the Law Office of Richard S. Lawson, we have offices conveniently located throughout metro Atlanta and throughout Georgia. If we do not have a convenient office, we will come to you. We practice throughout Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. If your case is in an area we do not serve, we will find you an attorney in your area free of charge. Our office is part of a State-wide network of Georgia DUI Lawyers. Contact us 24/7 for immediate legal help. Our attorneys are standing by. Your DUI Case will not defend itself. Your Best Georgia DUI Defense Begins Here!