Atlanta, Ga. - According to arrests out of Midtown Atlanta on Saturday, a shooting led to the unrelated arrest of an older man for disorderly conduct.
There were gunshots heard during protests on Ponce de Leon Avenue where the road meets Boulevard. The shots were reported at close to 8:00pm. A driver was shot at while he was inside his vehicle. No one was injured. However, protestors were attempting to block the path of drivers. All of this led up to the arrest.
Disorderly Conduct is defined by the Georgia Code as:
- When a person acts in a violent or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby such person is placed in reasonable fear of the safety of such person's life, limb, or health;
- When a person acts in a violence or tumultuous manner toward another person whereby the property of such person is placed in danger of being damaged or destroyed;
- When a person without provocation, uses to or of another person in such other person's presence, opprobrious or abusive words which by their very utterance tend to incite to an immediate breach of the peace, that is to say, words which as a matter of common knowledge and under ordinary circumstances will, when used to or of another person in such other person's presence, naturally tend to provoke violent resentment, that is, words commonly called “fighting words”; or
- When a person without provocation, uses obscene and vulgar or profane language in the presence of or by telephone to a person under the age of 14 years which threatens an immediate breach of the peace. (O.C.G.A. §16-11-39)
Once convicted, the person is deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Misdemeanor convictions can include up to 12 months in jail or up to $1,000 in fines or both.
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