Atlanta, Ga. – Two arrests have occurred from a recent street racing activity that took place near Northside Drive.
Officers with the Atlanta Police Department arrested two individuals who are now believed to be organizing many of these events. They were arrested on obstruction charges after allegedly setting off fireworks at officers.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of racing in today's post.
Racing is defined in O.C.G.A. § 40-6-186. "Racing" means the use of one or more vehicles in an attempt to outgain, outdistance, or prevent another vehicle from passing, to arrive at a given destination ahead of another vehicle or vehicles, or to test the physical stamina or endurance of drivers over long-distance driving routes.
"Drag racing" means the operation of two or more vehicles from a point side by side at accelerated speeds in a competitive attempt to outdistance each other or the operation of one or more vehicles over a common selected course from the same point to the same point for the purpose of comparing the relative speeds or power of acceleration of such vehicle or vehicles within a certain distance or time limit.
Georgia law prohibits any vehicle on a highway of this state from participating in any race, speed competition or contest, drag race or acceleration contest, test of physical endurance, exhibition of speed or acceleration, or for the purpose of making a speed record.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in the state of Georgia for DUI in Atlanta or any other related offense, call our offices now.