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.
The Georgia news outlets often reports harrowing stories about drunk driving accidents. In a court of law, there are two sides to every story. Defendants should not be tried in the media. Instead, a trial should determine whether a defendant is guilty. A Forsyth County man understand this better than most as he is currently battling drunk driving charges in the media, while he waits for his trial in the courts.
Dancing is a great way to spend an evening out on the town or to show-off your moves at a wedding. However, a car is generally not the best venue for such an activity. After running off the road and into a raised lane divider, a driver was stopped by the police recently in Georgia. The driver's response to the officer's questioning was that the erratic driving was due to dancing while driving.
When most people think of drunk driving charges, it is usually in reference to getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while impaired. However, a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charge can result from the operation of a variety of different motorized and non-motorized vehicles. Recently, an Athens, Georgia resident was charged with a DUI after being suspected of riding a bike while impaired.
During the holidays, it is not uncommon for residents and tourists to find ways to celebrate. Whether it is at home, a barbeque, a party or at a public establishment, there are many concerns for those traveling to and from these celebrations. Because alcohol is often consumed, the dangers of being intoxicated behind the wheel are very real and present.
Atlanta Falcons fans have probably heard by now that Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, faces two misdemeanor counts after a March arrest on intoxicated driving charges. He has officially been charged with operating a car while intoxicated and operating a car with a schedule I or II controlled substance in the body.