Alpharetta, Ga. - According to reports out of Alpharetta, a months long investigation has finally led to an arrest.
The suspect involved in a road rage incident that led to the threatening of a mother and her young son has been arrested and has been transported to Fulton County Jail. The incident occurred when the suspect allegedly almost collided with the victim's car in traffic. The suspect then proceeded to pull up beside her and yell at her. It then escalated when he got out of the vehicle and threatened her and her son with a gun.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will focus on one of the offenses the suspect has been accused of committing - aggressive driving. See the law and an explanation below.
Aggressive Driving in Georgia
By law, aggressive driving in Georgia is described as driving “with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42 [Illegal Passing in Georgia], 40-6-48 [Improper Lane Change in Georgia], 40-6-49 [Following Too Closely in Georgia], 40-6-123 [Failing to Signal in Georgia], 40-6-184 [Driving Too Slowly in Georgia], 40-6-312 [Lane Usage by Motorcycles in Georgia], or 40-6-390 [Reckless Driving in Georgia] with such intent.”
If convicted of aggressive driving, a driver will be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. A high and aggravated misdemeanor in Georgia can include a penalty of a fine up to $5,000 or by jail time for up to 12 months, or both. Being classified as a high and aggravated misdemeanor means that the amount of earned time allowance will be limited to no more than 4 days per month for jail sentences. Also, an aggressive driving conviction will add 6 points to a Georgia Driver's License.
Call our offices now if you have been accused of aggressive driving or another serious traffic violation in Georgia.