Suspects Arrested in Fatal Road Rage Incident South of Atlanta

Posted by Richard Lawson | Aug 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

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Atlanta, Ga. - As an Atlanta DUI Lawyer, I focused on a story a few weeks ago that occurred just south of the City of Atlanta in Clayton County.

The story involved three local women who almost got into a collision with another vehicle while driving near Tara Boulevard. The driver of the other vehicle got out of the car and approached the three women's car on foot. They then allegedly shot the woman and drove away.

Police have arrested the driver and the two passengers. In today's post, I will outline one of the offenses here that is related to DUI in Atlanta - aggressive driving.

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
  • Tailgating
  • 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.

Practice Note

Call our offices today if you or a loved one has been arrested within the City of Atlanta.

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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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