Sandy Springs, Ga. - A Sandy Springs patrol vehicle was totaled by an alleged DUI driver this past weekend. The officer and a K-9 were inside the vehicle, and thankfully, neither was seriously injured.
The Sandy Springs Police Department gave the following warning along with the news release of the incident: “This is yet another remind of the seriousness and dangers of drunk driving and its implications. If you plan on drinking and need to get somewhere, please use services such as Uber, Lyft, or call a friend.”
DUI and Accidents
Accidents and DUIs commonly are charged together. If a car accident occurs alongside a DUI arrest, then the accident can actually be used to support the DUI charge. The accident itself may in fact demonstrate that the accused driver was less safe to drive.
Penalties for DUI in Georgia are serious. However, when an accident is involved, the DUI Penalties are further exacerbated. This is especially true if there are injuries property damage.
There is also the risk of other charges if you get into an accident while accused of DUI. This can also heighten the penalties including a lengthier suspension of an accused driver's Georgia Driver's License.
DUI Accidents are very serious and should never be handled without the help of reputable representation.
If you're facing a DUI charge in Georgia, call us now!