Republican State Representative Kip Smith was arrested early Friday morning, according to reports, for driving under the influence (DUI) in Fulton County, GA. Smith, the 29 year old from Columbus, GA was driving in Peachtree Road when he was stopped by police for running a red light. Smith allegedly told officers that he did not realize the light was red.
According to reports, police noticed the odor of alcohol coming from Smith's person. Mr. Smith also notably informed the DUI officer that he was a state representative. Smith at first told the officer that he did not have any drinks. He later admitted to consuming beer. Representative Smith consented to some field sobriety tests, which Fulton Co. law enforcement typically asks those suspected of DUI to perform. After the tests, Smith was placed under arrest for DUI.
At the jail, Smith took the breath test and blew over the legal limit of .08. Those charged with DUI in Fulton County face serious punishments. If you are facing a DUI or drug related charge, call the Law Offices of Richard S. Lawson. We are always available to take your call and help you get the best results on your Fulton DUI case. We can help you prepare a defense and, in many cases, keep your driver's license.