Our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog often discusses some mistakes drivers make that may result in a DUI arrest. For example, driving late at night without one's headlights on could result in a traffic stop that could lead to a DUI arrest. But it is also important for folks to be reminded that in Georgia, someone can still be arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs even when the individual is not actually driving a vehicle on the road.
When police suspect a driver of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, police must make sure they follow the law and their department's policies when conducting traffic stops and making DUI arrests in Georgia. This is to ensure that traffic stops are being conducted lawfully and that arrests are being made without violating people's civil rights.
As we have mentioned before on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, even hitching a ride home from someone else after a night of drinking is not always enough to avoid running into trouble with the law. This is especially true when one's "sober" driver has allegedly been drinking as well.
The age of 21 is considered to be old enough to legally drink, but driving while under the influence of alcohol at any age is illegal and could result in serious ramifications for Athens residents. This is even truer for underage folks who are caught driving under the influence. However, a new report suggests that fewer underage drivers are choosing to make this mistake.
College students and other Athens, Georgia, residents who are under the age of 21 understand that it is illegal for them to drink alcohol. However, they might not realize that they could face burdensome legal, academic and social consequences for underage drinking, even if their actions cause no harm or disruption to others.
Earlier this week on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, we had mentioned that a University of Georgia student was arrested and charged with DUI after she allegedly caused a minor traffic accident while intoxicated.
Minor traffic accidents happen every day in Georgia. When no one is seriously injured in a crash, motorists are usually able to simply exchange insurance information and continue on with their days as planned.
As we mentioned earlier this week on our Athens, Georgia, DUI defense law blog, former Atlanta Falcons player Ray Buchanan was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving drunk. Buchanan did agree to take a breath test and the results of the test revealed that the former NFL player was above the legal limit of 0.08 in Georgia.
Over the weekend, a former Atlanta Falcons player was arrested and charged with DUI. Just a couple of weeks ago, a current player for the Falcons was also arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol in Georgia.