Investigators are still investigating a crash that happened this past week. According to reports, a driver allegedly drove the wrong way down the northbound lanes of GA 400.
Right now, authorities believe that alcohol or narcotics were involved in the error of direction. As a Georgia DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind driving under the influence in Georgia in today's post.
The Law Behind DUI in Georgia
DUI in Georgia is defined in O.C.G.A. §40-6-391 as:
Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances; penalties; publication of notice of conviction for persons convicted for second time; endangering a child
(a) A person shall not drive or be in actual physical control of any moving vehicle while:
(1) Under the influence of alcohol to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
(2) Under the influence of any drug to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
(3) Under the intentional influence of any glue, aerosol, or other toxic vapor to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
(4) Under the combined influence of any two or more of the substances specified in paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection to the extent that it is less safe for the person to drive;
(5) The person's alcohol concentration is 0.08 grams or more at any time within three hours after such driving or being in actual physical control from alcohol consumed before such driving or being in actual physical control ended; or
(6) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this Code section, there is any amount of marijuana or a controlled substance, as defined in Code Section 16-13-21, present in the person's blood or urine, or both, including the metabolites and derivatives of each or both without regard to whether or not any alcohol is present in the person's breath or blood.
Georgia DUI Penalties are severe and should not be risked. This is why hiring an attorney that understands the law behind DUI is a must.
Call our offices today as we are the first line of defense if you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI.