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Sandy Springs Patrol Car Totaled in Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Sandy Springs, Ga. - According to reports out of Sandy Springs, a police officer's car was badly damaged in a crash that occurred during rush hour.

Right now, it has been determined that the police officer was not the at-fault driver and the driver of the vehicle responsible of hitting the patrol car has been cited for failure to yield.

No other details have been released. However, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will note that the crash is still under investigation. This could potentially result in more charges. I will cover the relation between accidents and DUI in Georgia in today's post.

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.

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