There is an effort across the nation aiming to get drunk drivers off of the road. The initiative kicked off in Georgia before Labor Day in an effort to make the state safe for the holiday weekend. As families gathered to celebrate the “official” end to summer, police and other law enforcement officials joined the
The personal-finance site, WalletHub, conducted a study recently, comparing driving under the influence in America by looking at states side-by-side. The researchers looked at a variety of factors, including minimum jail sentences and fines to the requirement of treatment programs as part of sentencing. After tallying the numbers, WalletHub ranked the states in terms of
Celebrities are typically recognized for a role they play or a song they sing. The type of attention they seek is positive. Unfortunately, being in the spotlight means that making a mistake can put them in the news for the wrong reasons. Such is the case with soap opera actress Jensen Buchanan, known for her
A mother in Roswell, Melissa Rae Tomesh, was arrested early Friday morning after officers discovered that she had passed out in her running car. The 35-year-old woman was located on Barrington Drive after a concerned citizen called the police to report the car. As officers approached the vehicle, they noticed that it was indeed running.
Most people have an understanding that a charge of DUI in Atlanta or elsewhere can be costly. While every DUI is different, there are general costs that are associated with an arrest and conviction that people can count on. Here is a brief outline of what you can expect to be charged for. Bail: Being
People often wonder what happens if a police officer suspects them of driving under the influence of alcohol but they pass a breathalyzer or blood test. Alphonse Taylor, offensive lineman for the University of Alabama, has found himself in just this situation and his story is making the news. According to reports, Taylor was arrested
Most people know that choosing a designated driver before they head out on the town is a good way to avoid a DUI in Atlanta. It not only helps you get home safely, but it saves you from having to pay for alternate transportation. Few get excited at the prospect of being the designated driver,
According to national statistics, about one-third of the more than 30,000 traffic fatalities that occur on America’s roadways each year are alcohol-related. A preventable death occurs once every 53 minutes. Because these fatalities, and other accidents that involve injury and property damage, are preventable, people consistently look for ways that drunk driving can be deterred.
Earlier last week, Paul Wiedefeld, a man you have probably never heard of, made waves among DC Council members and owners of local businesses. Why? Because Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s general manager suggested that the rail system be closed earlier on weekends so that the track could be properly maintained and other repairs could
Late in June, the Georgia Supreme Court made a ruling that could stop police officers from arresting people for traffic violations outside of their own jurisdictions. The high court unanimously overturned a ruling by the Court of Appeals. In their ruling, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that the DUI arrest of Bajrodin Zilke was invalid.
Jonathan Ledbetter is a popular defensive lineman for the University of Georgia. He made news for his DUI arrest earlier in the year. Unfortunately, Ledbetter has been arrested a second time. Earlier in July, the football player was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and underage alcohol possession. The
Drivers on U.S. 17 were surprised to find another vehicle coming at them from the wrong direction one recent Friday night. The end result was a Douglas woman being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the road. According to a report by Georgia State Patrol, Erica