Dekalb County, Ga. - Officers reported a collision involving a vehicle and an ambulance at an intersection off of Lavista Road.
Officers thankfully reported no major injuries. The collision resulted in the ambulance being pushed over onto its side. Although there were no serious injuries and no details regarding charges faced by either driver have been released, I want to focus today's post on a particularly important connection between accidents and charges of DUI in Georgia.
As a Dekalb County DUI Lawyer, I will outline how the two are connected and how DUI cases involving motor vehicle accidents and collisions are affected.
DUI and Accidents in Georgia
Accidents and DUIs commonly are charged together. If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.
Penalties for DUI in Georgia are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the actual expected consequences are heightened. This is especially true if there are injuries to other people or any property damage.
There is also the risk of other charges if you get into an accident while accused of DUI. This can also heighten the penalties including a lengthier suspension of an accused driver's Georgia Driver's License.
DUI Cases involving accidents should never be attempted without the help of knowledgable representation.
Call our offices today if you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI. We can help you with your DUI case as well as any other crimes you have been accused of committing.