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Think before you drink and drive during the holiday season

As you get ready to spend time with your friends and loved ones this holiday season, take some time to review your travel plans. You are not the only who is going to be traveling the roads in Atlanta to visit others. Each year during Thanksgiving and the winter holiday season, millions of people travel the roads to see their friends and relatives in other states. Last year, the number of people to hit the roads during Thanksgiving was 48.7 million, states AAA Newsroom. No matter your destination, keep in mind the roads are going to be a lot busier than usual. 

What are the hidden costs of a DUI?

If you get a DUI in Georgia, you are immediately hit with penalties. You will probably be arrested and spend at least the night in jail. You may lose your license, too. Once you go to court, you may have to spend more time in jail and you will probably be fined, along with having to pay court costs. Later, you may need to pay fees to get your license back. However, despite all these costs, there is another cost many people fail to think about. According to NerdWallet, the main hidden cost of a DUI is the jump in your insurance rates.

Ignition interlocks save lives

Drunk driving is an issue in Georgia as it is in every state. Officials have tried for years to find a method of deterrence that would reduce the number of drunk drivers on the roads. After some time and observation, it seems there may finally be an effective way to drastically cut drunk driving numbers and save lives. This is the use of ignition interlocks.

Plan for sober ride home this Super Bowl Sunday

Football fans in the state are buzzing with excitement as the Atlanta Falcons prepare to take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday. But anyone who plans on attending a Super Bowl party and drinking should also plan a sober ride home because a DUI is a surefire way to ruin the fun.

What issues can be contested in an implied consent hearing? P.2

Last time, we began looking at Georgia’s implied consent law, including the notice law enforcement is supposed to provide to drivers when requesting chemical testing. As we noted, motorists who have had their driving privileges suspended under implied consent law, whether because of refusing to submit or because of a finding of intoxication, are able to request a hearing.

What issues can be contested in an implied consent hearing?

Previously, we looked at a recent U.S. Supreme Court case dealing with the constitutionality of imposing criminal penalties on drivers who refuse to submit to alcohol testing under state implied consent laws. Implied consent law in Georgia is something that often must be dealt with alongside criminal penalties in drunk-driving cases.

Supreme Court: states may not criminalize blood test refusal

Readers may be familiar with the term implied consent, which refers to state implied consent laws under which licensed motorists are deemed to have consented to chemical testing for purposes of determining intoxication. Different states have different penalties for refusing to submit to chemical testing, with some imposing administrative or civil penalties and others imposing criminal penalties.

Georgia police arrest woman for violating DUI law after car wreck

Georgia police arrested a woman accused of being involved in a dangerous stunt while under the influence of alcohol. Accused of breaking the law that prohibits a driver from being intoxicated while behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, she is currently facing state crime charges. Although the incident that led to her arrest did cause damage to both her vehicle and a parking structure, she did not appear to be injured.

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