Speed Indicated as Factor in Fatal Sugar Hill Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Sugar Hill, Ga. - A fatal collision was reported in Gwinnett County over this past weekend. The collision occurred on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard before the intersection of South Waterworks Road.

According to reports, a motorcyclist was driving and attempted to make a left. He collided with a large SUV traveling northbound. As a result the SUV rolled over after the impact. The motorcyclist was ejected off of his bike and died at the scene of the accident. The driver of the SUV has been reported as in good health and not seriously injured.

Although this accident is still under investigation, as a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline what police believe to be a factor in the incident - speeding in Georgia.

Speeding in Georgia

The Georgia Code outlines the laws against speeding in the state of Georgia in O.C.G.A 40-6-180 and O.C.G.A 40-6-391. These two laws are the applicable statues involved in any Georgia speeding case. In terms of your driving record, the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) maintains these records and this is what your insurance company would generally look to in determining your rates.  For driving less than 15 over the limit, a conviction for speeding is not reported to DDS.  15-18 miles over the limit is 2 points, 19-23 miles over the limit is 3 points, 24-33 miles over the limit is 4 points and 34 or more miles over the limit is 6 points.

Furthermore, this state also has a law titled Super Speeder in Georgia.  This means that in addition to the fine you have to pay when you got to Court on your ticket (or that you mail in to pay your ticket), you also will receive a fine and a separate ticket you have to pay to the state of Georgia.  Super speeder apples when you travel over 75 miles per hour on a two-lane road or over 85 miles per hour on all other roads. If you do not pay the additional fine that is sent in the mail, your license will be suspended. 

Practice Note

Speeding is one of the many DUI related offenses in the state of Georgia. If an officer stops a driver for speeding, it may very likely lead to further investigation. This could result in an arrest for DUI in Georgia.

If you have been arrested, call our offices now.

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