Atlanta, Ga. - A rollover accident occurred this morning on I-20 and took about an hour and a half to fully clear. According to police, the investigation is still under way and as of right now, neither driver of the two vehicles involved is facing charges.
Police have accused one of the drivers of driving recklessly at a high rate of speed. This led to the vehicle sideswiping another car. The collision caused both cars to spin into concrete barriers on the interstate. Both drivers were rushed to medical centers.
As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I will cover one of the offenses that could possibly be faced by the alleged reckless driver.
Reckless Drivingdefined by Georgia Law 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.
Examples of reckless driving include:
- Excessive Speeding
- Illegal passing
- Weaving in and out of traffic
- Ignoring traffic control devices
- Racing other vehicles on a public roadway
Call our offices today if you have been arrested for a serious traffic violation such as reckless driving or DUI in Atlanta. We can help you with your case today.