Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports out of a Metro Atlanta County, a young driver has been arrested after allegedly biting another driver's cheek.
According to authorities, the two drivers got into an altercation in a parking lot. This occurred after the first driver scolded the other for speeding through the lot. Both drivers then exited their vehicles. The alleged speeder proceeded to bite the scolding man's face during the fight.
The man has a 2 inch wound on his cheek from the bite. The bite itself resulted in the removal of both flesh and fatty tissue meaning it was quite deep.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I think I can speak for everyone local to Atlanta and the surrounding metro when I say that no driver here is unfamiliar with the vast amount of road rage on our roads. In today's post, I will outline the law behind the crime of aggressive driving.
The Georgia Code defines aggressive driving in O.C.G.A. §40-6-397. It includes driving behaviors such as:
- Weaving in and out of lanes of traffic
- Driving at high speeds
- Forceful merging
- Cutting other drivers off
- Passing in shoulder lanes or no-passing zones
Driving with the intent to annoy, harass, molest, intimidate, injure, or obstruct another person, including without limitation violating Code Section 40-6-42 [overtaking and passing], 40-6-48 [improper lane change or usage], 40-6-49 [following too closely], 40-6-123 [failing to signal], 40-6-184 [driving too slowly], 40-6-312 [lane usage by motorcycles], or 40-6-390 [reckless driving] with such intent.
Aggressive driving is a high and aggravated misdemeanor. This means that the punishment could include a fine up to $5,000, jail time of up to 12 months, or both. An aggressive driving conviction will also add six points to your license, which has an even greater potential of leading to a driver's license suspension.
Aggressive driving is an offense that (as you can see here) can lead to more criminal behavior or in other cases, more investigation by authorities in turn leading to charges for DUI in Atlanta.
Contact our offices now if you have been arrested in the Metro Atlanta Area. We can help you with your case now.