Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports out of Sandy Springs, a driver ended up hitting a police car and then wrecking a vehicle that had been reported stolen.
The dash cam footage has been released and can be seen here.
The suspect is facing nine serious charges including reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and reckless driving.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of reckless driving.
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.
Call our offices today if you or a loved one has been arrested for reckless driving or any other serious traffic violation such as DUI in Atlanta. We can help you now.