Alleged DUI Driver Dies After Crash South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga. - A driver that was allegedly under the influence died after a high-speed police chase resulted in a crash.

Officers attempted to pull the driver initially because he was driving his vehicle against the curb of an entire block on Greenville Street in Coweta County. The driver pulled over but when the officer approached the back of the vehicle on foot, the driver sped off. This initiated the chase that stretched down Ga. 29. The chase go up to 100 MPH and the vehicle was traveling without headlights the entire time.

In order to end the chase, officers performed a PIT maneuver which led to the vehicle spinning out and off of the roadway. The man was severely injured and ended up dying en route to a local hospital.

As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will cover the correlation between DUI in Atlanta and vehicular accidents.

DUI and Accidents

Accidents can involve alcohol intoxication or drug impairment whereas at other times, the accident involves a different traffic violation or a true incident of an accident. 

If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.

Penalties for DUI in Georgia are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the penalties are further exacerbated. This is especially true if there are injuries property damage.

There is also the risk of other charges if you get into an accident while accused of DUI. This can also heighten the penalties including a lengthier suspension of an accused driver's Georgia Driver's License.

Practice Note

Not every DUI accident results in a fatality or serious injury, but it is very common. If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI - contact our offices now.

About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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