DUI laws aren’t just for drunk drivers. Driving under the influence (DUI) can also refer to driving under the influence of drugs. Despite this, the majority of DUI campaigns are targeted at drinking and driving. Though it’s likely more common, cops know that people use drugs and get behind the wheel too. And for that reason, Atlanta-area police are learning how better to identify drugged drivers. [Read more…]
A new bill introduced in the Georgia State Senate would toughen drunk driving (DUI) penalties by mandating an ignition interlock breathalyser device be installed in your car after any conviction. Current Georgia DUI law only mandates an interlock device in the case of a second offense DUI conviction. [Read more…]
Recently making headlines around the Atlanta area was an arrest of the city’s Commission Chairman on DUI charges. What made the case interesting wasn’t just that a city official was put in handcuffs but that he was actually found to not be intoxicated at all. The Atlanta Journal Constitution now states that the Deputy who mistakenly arrested the chairman had made similar mistakes before. [Read more…]
Not all traffic stops involve a warning or even a ticket. There are some offenses that are serious criminal charges, as a Snellville man has learned this week. [Read more…]
Gwinnett County Police Officer James Stoudenmire has been placed on administrative leave following his Saturday DUI arrest. [Read more…]
DUI is a common criminal offense in Georgia. This doesn’t mean it isn’t a serious one or one that shouldn’t be taken very seriously, just that it is charged on a daily basis by people across this state, very few of whom are dangerous criminals. A DUI can turn into something far more tragic when an accident occurs, however.
Point in case, 23 year old Macon man, Ian Andrew Nichols will serve 8 years in prison for a DUI accident that resulted in a death. Last May Nichols was driving under the influence when he was involved in an accident that killed 21 year old Brittney Higdon. [Read more…]