Atlanta, Ga. - South Fulton officers are doing their best to remind the public that ATVs are not to be driven on public roads.
The police department posted on Facebook that “ATVs DO NOT BELONG ON PUBLIC ROADS. The operation of all-terrain vehicles on public roadways are unlawful by state law and city ordinance.”
These reminders have come after serious injuries and one fatality reported in South Fulton. City of Atlanta Police Officers have also been struggling with this problem.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will outline the law behind the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgia. This is a typical result of recklessly driving ATVs.
Serious Injury by Vehicle
Serious injury by vehicle requires that a driver has also committed reckless driving or DUI in Atlanta.
The Georgia Code defines the offense of serious injury by vehicle in the state of Georgias as:
Whoever, without malice, shall cause bodily harm to another by depriving him of a member of his body, by rendering a member of his body useless, by seriously disfiguring his body or a member thereof, or by causing organic brain damage which renders the body or any member thereof useless through the violation of Code Section 40-6-390 or 40-6-391 shall be guilty of the crime of serious injury by vehicle. O.C.G.A. §40-6-394.
If convicted of committing serious injury by vehicle, then the penalty can include up to 15 years in prison. The crime is considered a felony.
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