A former running back for the University of Georgia was recently arrested on driving under the influence charges. The former football player spent the night in jail as a result of the drunk driving charges he is facing. A year ago, the running back was facing similar charges for DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving and speeding. It was unclear if his 24-hour confinement in jail was for the previous arrest. The former Georgia running back also played in the NFL and recently lost his three-year-old son in a tragic accident which led to a dispute concerning burial of the boy in Georgia.
People who have been convicted of drunk driving come from all walks of life, but they usually have at least one thing in common. They took a field sobriety test. Many people take the tests because they assume they will get in trouble if they don't.
Domestic violence is a serious concern for families but families in Georgia may wonder what it includes. It involves a pattern of behavior that is used to gain control over an intimate partner or family member. During 2008, there were 62,156 domestic violence incidents reported in Georgia. Domestic abuse is most often thought of in association with married or cohabitating partners but can include other family situations and circumstances as well. There are several types of abuse that may be used to exert power over the party being abused.
In a nearby Georgia community a couple hours northwest of Gwinnett, four people were recently arrested on drug charges. Two men and two women were arrested on drug charges after authorities allegedly found an indoor marijuana growing operation while serving an unrelated warrant. Police arrived at the residence looking for a wanted man and, according to police, one of the men later arrested on drug charges agreed to a search of the home.