Having a few drinks is how many people choose to pass the time with their friends or how they like to enjoy sporting events. Recreational consumption of alcohol is not against the law for those 21 and older, but certain activities mixed with alcohol are illegal. For example, if a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, it is possible that a DUI charge could result if officers believe the driver was impaired.
One young person in Georgia is currently facing multiple charges after authorities took him into custody for suspected DUI. According to reports, the arrest took place after the 24-year-old driver purportedly crashed into a police vehicle. Details regarding the incident include:
- The officer’s vehicle was stopped on the right shoulder of the roadway.
- The vehicle’s emergency lights were activated at the time of the incident.
- The 24-year-old’s vehicle collided with the stopped police vehicle at approximately 1 a.m.
The officer was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash but did suffer injuries. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but details were not given as to what specific injuries may have resulted. The driver of the other vehicle apparently did not suffer any injuries but was taken into custody and is facing charges of DUI, open container, Move Over Law violation and reckless driving.
These allegations are not something this young person will want to brush off. Serious consequences could result in the event of a conviction, so gaining information relating to criminal defense options may prove useful to this individual. Any Georgia resident who finds him or herself charged with DUI or other similar allegations may want to become more knowledgeable about his or her legal rights.