Woodstock, Ga. - A local driver has been arrested after he was allegedly traveling 126 MPH on Interstate 575 in Woodstock.
Officers reported that he was clocked by a radar around 12:30 AM on Friday. He also reportedly had a cat loose in the vehicle. He was arrested for speeding, reckless driving, and violation of a Class D driver's license.
As a Woodstock DUI Lawyer, I will focus today's post on the law behind the offense of reckless driving and the consequences one faces if convicted of reckless driving in the state of Georgia.
Reckless driving examples include (but are not limited to):
- Excessive Speeding
- Illegal passing
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Ignoring traffic control devices
- Racing other vehicles on a public roadway
Georgia Law defines reckless driving in O.C.G.A. §40-6-390 as:
(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property commits the offense of reckless driving.
(b) Every person convicted of reckless driving shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $1,000.00 or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment, provided that no provision of this Code section shall be construed so as to deprive the court imposing the sentence of the power given by law to stay or suspend the execution of such sentence or to place the defendant on probation.
Therefore, if a driver is found guilty of reckless driving, he or she could face up to a year in jail as well as fines up to $1,000.
In many cases for DUI in Woodstock, there are other traffic violations that are charged in conjunction with the DUI charge. If you or a loved one has been cited or arrested for a serious traffic offense, call us now. We can help you with your case today.