A vehicle hit three different pedestrians and a cop car during a police chase this morning in Clayton County.
All three individuals suffered injuries - however, fortunately, none were life-threatening. Clayton County Police Department reported that the incident took place at the intersection of Mount Road and Mount Zion Boulevard. Both roads were closed for investigations, and it has not been reported whether anyone is in custody.
Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia
Now, the driver of the vehicle above does face the possibility of being charged with Serious Injury by Vehicle in Georgia if it is found that he or she was either:
The Georgia Code defines the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgias as:
Whoever, without malice, shall cause bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through the violation of Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 shall be guilty of the crime of serious injury by vehicle. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.
If convicted of committing serious injury by vehicle, then the penalty can include up to 15 years in prison. The crime is considered a felony.
As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I handle cases dealing with accidents and injuries quite frequently. Most DUI cases in Georgia are treated as misdemeanors, however, an exception includes when DUI results in serious injury or death (vehicular homicide in Georgia).
The law does not require that there be any malicious intent by the accused driver. However, there are DUI Defenses in Georgia that may apply to your case if you find yourself in the situation of being arrested for DUI in Georgia.
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