A woman in Walker County, Georgia, was pulled over by the Georgia State Patrol. She was eventually arrested for a DUI, but she did refuse a breath test, offering some interesting insight into why this may be done.
You're probably thinking that the easiest way to avoid an impaired driving arrest is simple: Just don't drink or use drugs before getting behind the wheel. Then you'll never be arrested. Right?
One of the hardest parts about facing DUI charges is that you lose your license. Driving is something that is so important in society, and so necessary to the way you live, that it's nearly impossible to get by without it.
If you've been accused of driving while under the influence, you should know that Georgia is one of the highest-ranking states when looking at how stiff DUI penalties really are.
Every summer, Georgia law enforcement agencies step up their efforts to arrest drunk and drugged drivers. It's an admirable idea; between Memorial Day and Labor Day, fatal car wrecks involving teenagers increase as much as 15 percent - and many of these accidents result from DUI. Unfortunately, the increase in arrests also means there's a higher incidence of false or wrongful arrests. And those facing charges are often unsure how to assert their rights.
Some people believe that first time offenders facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Georgia will be treated with leniency. After all, everyone makes mistakes. However, this misconception about the criminal law system could end up costing you a lot, even your job.
Seeing a vehicle in front of you swerve off of the road or into oncoming traffic can be a frightening occurrence because you know that if certain conditions were present, that driver could hit another vehicle and cause a serious or even fatal accident. But while most people assume that when this happens, the driver is intoxicated, it's equally as likely that they are fatigued and unfit to drive.
Just about every state refers to driving as a privilege, not a right. As such, each driver is held to high standards when it comes to their conduct behind the wheel. Everything from failing to yield to traffic to more serious crimes, like drinking and driving, can lead to consequences that can include fines and even the suspension of your license.
Most people know that when we eat or drink something, the bacteria in our digestive tract break it down into usable energy. In most cases, the worst people have to worry about is getting heartburn or gas after eating. But what if the food you ate turned into ethanol instead of energy? What if you were not aware this was happening and you decided to drive?