Driving under the influence causes more accidents in the United States annually than any other factor. On average, it costs the American economy $60 billion in losses. More importantly, it costs thousands of lives a year. In 2013, the last data year, more than 10,000 people were killed in accidents involving alcohol. This includes more
In Georgia, a driving under the influence charge seems pretty open-and-shut. You were caught driving over the legal limit, you failed a Breathalyzer and now you’re behind bars. You spend a few days in the drunk tank, wait for your sentence and hope for a fine and maybe community service. If you’re unlucky or if
When a judge orders a person not to drink alcohol, they better pay attention. Carla Elaine Bartholomew found this out when a judge had her arrested for drinking in her own home. After three convictions for drunk driving, Bartholomew was instructed to not consume any alcohol. It was, in fact, a condition of her probation.
It stands to reason that most people think that when a person is pulled over and charged with driving under the influence that they learn from their mistake. If that is what you believe, you may be mistaken. While some people do indeed learn from their first encounter with a DUI charge, many do not.
Drivers in Georgia are being told to “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” According to law enforcement officials, the holiday season, including New Years, is a dangerous time to be on the roads. Officers from around the state will be actively searching for drunk drivers through the January 1 holiday. According to Police Chief Troy
A consul from Mexico was recently cited for traffic violations in Georgia. Among those violations was a charge for driving under the influence. Because the man has diplomatic immunity, officers were forced to let him go. According to reports, Ricardo Camara Sanchez was pulled over by police because of his erratic driving. The officer
The Bartow County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded a grant from The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in order to fight impaired driving in the county. The $145,500 grant will be utilized by the agency’s specially-designed traffic enforcement squad. H.E.A.T., as the squad is known by, stands for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive traffic. It works
A South Dakota man was convicted of drunk driving last week on a charge of drunk driving in Pennigton County. According to official reports, Russel Schmitz, 48, tossed his keys under the deck of a nearby Box Elder home after he was pulled over. He then told deputies on scene that vehicle he was accused
If you have seen the movie “The Fighter,” you are familiar with Dicky Eklund, the boxing trainer portrayed in the film by Christian Bale. The popular sportsman trained Mickey Ward, who is portrayed in the movie by Mark Wahlberg. The real-life Eklund was pulled over Friday night and ultimately charged with driving under the influence
Health experts recommend against drinking too much soda of any type. It is not the healthiest of drinks, and water is always the top choice among medical professionals. If your health wasn’t enough to get you to stop drinking soda, try this on for size: Diet soda makes it more likely that you will have
Matt Brown, one of the stars of “Alaskan Bush People,” was arrested for driving under the influence. Viewers of the show know that the Brown family claims to live in the wilderness. They also claim to live many miles from everyday civilians. Yet that didn’t stop Matt from finding ways to get in trouble with
The time is drawing near for every law enforcement agency in Georgia to replace their breathalyzer machines. Agencies will now be required to upgrade the machines that they have been using for the last 20 years. The current model in use, the Intoxilyzer 5000, will be replaced statewide by the Intoxilyzer 9000. Some departments across