Alpharetta Police Report Fatal Crash off of Old Milton

Posted by Richard Lawson | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Alpharetta City Hall

Alpharetta, Ga. – A horrifying crash involving a wrong way driver was reported off of Old Milton Parkway in Alpharetta this past week.

Officer reported that two major injuries were reported as well as a fatality.

The causes of the accident are unclear. However, as a Alpharetta DUI Lawyer, I will cover the correlation between DUI and accidents in today's post.

DUI and Accidents in Georgia

If an accused DUI driver is involved in a car accident, the accident itself can be used to support a DUI charge by showing that the person was less safe to drive depending on the circumstances of the accident.

A car accident may also frustrate a favorable negotiation with the prosecution. Georgia DUI Penalties are likely to be more severe when a car accident is involved even when no person or property was injured or damaged. Also, the accident itself can be used as an indication of less safe driving, which is an element of the DUI offense itself.

Much like if an officer witnesses an alleged traffic violation, if an officer witnesses drivers in distress, he or she has every legal right to approach each vehicle and perform an in-depth investigation.

This can lead to a search of the vehicle or even a DUI investigation. A vehicle search can lead to drug possession charges while a DUI investigation can obviously lead to DUI charges.

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been accused of causing a serious accident or DUI in Alpharetta or both, call 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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