Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports from the weekend, two drivers were found dead by police officers around 7:00 AM on Sunday morning on the Downtown Connector.
There was a passenger discovered in one of the vehicles. That person was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. The Downtown Connector was shut down for three hours while investigators and officers attempted to piece together what occurred.
From what investigators are stating right now, it is believed that one of the drivers was traveling the wrong way on the interstate.
This is a common DUI related offense. Unless stopped at a DUI Checkpoint, most of the time, when a driver is arrested for DUI in Atlanta, there are other offenses that are related to the DUI as well. On the list of common offenses, driving the wrong way on a road is high up there.
As an Atlanta DUI Defense Lawyer, I will outline what Georgia law states as constituting driving the wrong way on a road.
Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway
According to O.C.G.A. §40-6-40, there are laws regarding which side of the road vehicles must be on while on Georgia roads.
(a) Upon all roadways of sufficient width, a vehicle shall be driven upon the right half of the roadway, except as follows:
(1) When overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction under the rules governing such movement;
(2) When an obstruction exists making it necessary to drive to the left of the center of the highway, provided that any person so doing shall yield the right of way to all vehicles traveling in the proper direction upon the unobstructed portion of the highway within such a distance as to constitute an immediate hazard;
(3) Upon a roadway divided into three marked lanes for traffic under the rules applicable thereon; or
(4) Upon a roadway restricted to one-way traffic.
If arrested for DUI, contact our offices now. An Atlanta DUI Defense Attorney can help you with your DUI arrest along with any other charges involved in your case. We specialize not only in DUI Law, but in all offenses that happen before, in conjunction, and after a DUI arrest.
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