Stolen Vehicle Joy Ride Ends in Serious Crash in Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Atlanta, Ga. - According to reports near Flat Shoals Road, there was a group of people riding ATVs and dirt bikes at high speeds on Sunday evening. Officers said that one of the ATVs ended up rear ending a vehicle at a busier intersection at around 8:00 pm last night.

The rider of the ATV was ejected forward. He was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The injured driver has been kept anonymous and the police have not made a decision on charges.

No other details have been released at this time. As an Atlanta DUI Defense Lawyer, I will outline one of the possible offenses which is reckless driving.

Reckless Driving

Reckless Driving is defined 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
  • Tailgating
  • Illegal passing
  • Weaving in and out of traffic
  • Ignoring traffic control devices
  • Racing other vehicles on a public roadway

Practice Note

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a serious traffic violation such as reckless driving or DUI in Atlanta, call our offices today.

An Atlanta DUI Defense Attorney can help you with your case now.

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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