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Road Rage Incident Turns Violent in North Georgia

Posted by Richard Lawson | Dec 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

According to reports out of North Fulton, a driver suffered from a road-rage incident at the hands of an angry driver.

Police are still looking for the driver who reportedly threw objects at the victim's car and pulled out a gun.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the first offense that led to this incident - aggressive driving.

Aggressive Driving in Georgia

Aggressive Driving in Georgia is defined by Georgia Law in O.C.G.A. §40-6-397 as:

A person commits the offense of aggressive driving when he or she operates any motor vehicle with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42, 40-6-48, 40-6-49, 40-6-123, 40-6-184, 40-6-312, or 40-6-390 with such intent.

To put it simply - aggressive driving refers to any sort of selfish, unsafe and risky driving behavior that shows disregard for the safety of other drivers.

Examples of aggressive driving behaviors include weaving in and out of traffic, changing lanes without signaling, passing in no-passing zones or emergency lanes, forceful merging, failing to yield, cutting off other drivers at close range, speeding, inappropriate gesturing and hand signals, inappropriate use of horns, flashing headlights, and tailgating.

Aggressive driving is classified as a high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia. A first time conviction can result in penalties of jail time up to 12 months or fines up to $5,000 or both.

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