Sandy Springs Patrol Vehicle Totaled by Alleged DUI Driver

Posted by Richard Lawson | Oct 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fulton County Courthouse

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.”

As a Sandy Springs DUI Lawyer, I will focus on the correlation between charges of DUI in Sandy Springs and accidents.

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.

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About the Author

Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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