DeKalb County, Ga. - According to officers in DeKalb County, a rapper was arrested after he was caught driving 143 MPH on I-285.
When he stopped to speak with police, he allegedly stated that he was speeding because people follow him wherever he goes as a result of his celebrity status. He stated, “If there is like 10 cars following me, I can do 143 because I am not a regular person, and you could go look on your computer and it would tell you that.”
He was arrested on charges of reckless driving.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind reckless driving in today's post.
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.
Call our offices now if you have been cited or arrested for a serious traffic offense. We specialize in representing people who have been arrested for DUI in Georgia, and this includes all related traffic offenses. Call now.