If you're given a breath test after a traffic stop and it comes in at .09, you may be arrested on allegations that you were driving while intoxicated.
The Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources has run into some trouble with the law. He's facing potential DUI charges. Two different investigations are being carried out by the authorities to get to the bottom of a rather complex situation.
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.
Many drivers have a mental image of what a DUI arrest could look like. It may entail being pulled over after swerving on a highway. Others may picture a DUI checkpoint when driving home from a party at night.
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.