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Warrant Issued for Marietta Driver Accused of Causing Serious Wreck

Posted by Richard Lawson | Sep 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Marietta, Ga. - Marietta Police have issued an arrest warrant for a man who has been accused of causing a serious multi vehicle wreck.

The man is facing several serious traffic charges including racing, speeding, reckless driving, and passing in a no-passing zone. He allegedly crossed a double yellow line on Whitlock Avenue and crashed into a vehicle causing a chain reaction of accidents. This all led to the serious injury of an 84-year-old man who ended up in the hospital.

As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind one of his offenses - reckless driving.

Reckless Driving in Georgia

Georgia Law defines reckless driving in Georgia in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 of the Georgia Code as:

(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.

(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.

Therefore, if a driver is found guilty of reckless driving, he or she could face up to a year in jail as well as fines up to $1,000.

Practice Note

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Richard Lawson

Richard Lawson has devoted his entire career to DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. As a former Prosecutor he knows both sides of your case. Put his experience to work for you. In DUI cases, you only have 30 days to protect your right to drive. Call now for immediate attention. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

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