Blog Posts in July, 2013

DUI Checkpoints in Albany, GA a Success

This past weekend, law enforcement officers in Albany, Georgia conducted several successful DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols. The anti-DUI efforts were part of a statewide program designed to ...
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Georgia's Less Safe DUI Law

The legal limit for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in Georgia is.08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). This means that any driver who submits to a breath or blood test and registers a BAC of.08% ...
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DUI Suspect Arrested After Crashing into MARTA Bus

Earlier this week, a driver was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ) after he crashed his vehicle into a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) bus. ...
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Georgia Legislator Arrested for Multiple DUI

Last week, a South Georgia legislator was arrested and charged with driving under the influence ( DUI ) of alcohol. This arrest is the second time the local lawmaker has been brought up on criminal ...
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What is an Ignition Interlock Device?

As many states throughout the nation continue to implement new laws and penalties regarding driving under the influence ( DUI ), Georgia has also established new consequences for convicted ...
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Georgia's Open Container Law

The state of Georgia has continuously made changes to laws in order to reduce the prevalence of motorists who drive under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. While many of these notable changes ...
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Atlanta Father Indicted After Fatal DUI Crash Kills Daughter

An Atlanta man was recently indicted last week on charges relating to a fatal DUI accident that occurred on Highway 78 last year. The crash also resulted in the death of the man's 15-year-old ...
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Georgia's Operation Zero Tolerance Nets 300 DUI Arrests

This past weekend, law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Georgia participated in a nationwide campaign to crack down on DUIs. Operation Zero Tolerance, as the program was officially known, ...
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Are Field Sobriety Tests Optional?

Most people are aware that when a law enforcement officer stops a driver for suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ), they will often perform a series of field sobriety tests. These are the ...
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Georgia Police Arrest Six Drivers for DUI in Seven Car Pile-Up

Early Friday morning – the day after the Fourth of July – Georgia police arrested six motorists on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI). The six arrests came as the result of one ...
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New Laws in Georgia Include Changes for Repeat DUI Offenders

With July 1 marking the beginning of the new fiscal year, sweeping policy changes have been made in states throughout the nation. In Georgia, a set of 130 new laws officially went into effect ...
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GA Officials Tour State for July 4 Zero Tolerance DUI Campaign

As part of Georgia's efforts to crack down on drunk and impaired driving this week, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety announced that they will be touring the state to remind local ...
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Atlanta Officer Struck in DUI Hit and Run Accident

Early Saturday morning, an Atlanta law enforcement officer was hit by a driver while attempting to direct the vehicle into a parking lot. Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on Saturday morning, the officer ...
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