Georgia police recently arrested a woman they claim was involved in not one but two drunk driving accidents. However, she was originally only charged for the second accident, as authorities did not discover the first alleged hit-and-run until the following day. She is facing multiple charges related to DUI, including failing to maintain her lane and vehicular homicide.
Police first responded to an accident on U.S. Highway 82 at around 10:30 p.m. Details regarding this collision are not readily clear. However, suspecting that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time, police tested the 21-year-old driver’s blood-alcohol content. She allegedly registered a .22 BAC, which is significantly higher than the legal limit.
The following day, the body of a 15-year-old boy was found about a mile away from the crash site where the woman was arrested. Police concluded that the teen had been riding his skateboard on the road when he was struck. Investigators believe that the same woman who caused the other accident was also involved with the pedestrian collision, and filed additional charges for leaving the scene of an accident that involved bodily harm or death.
DUI charges charges are serious on their own and can further complicate a defendant’s criminal situation. Many Georgia defendants even lose access to their driving privileges without ever being convicted. Minimizing the possibility of this and other criminal consequences is often essential, so an early review of all charges and evidence under the guidance of an experienced attorney is often a good place to start.