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Rome Teenager Flees on Foot After Being Pulled Over for DUI

 Some people don’t realize that running from the police will never help your situation. 19-year old Tiquez Desean Sams learned that the hard way this week. The young man, who lives in Rome, Georgia, was driving his vehicle through Rome County last Thursday. It was May 7th when Floyd County police noticed that a man…

Are They Going to Lower the BAC for a DUI in Georgia?

In almost every state in the United States, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) threshold for a DUI is .08. This means that, in order to be arrested for DUI, you have to blow a .08 or higher on your breathalyzer test. The BAC is just a measure of what percentage of your blood is alcohol…

Georgia One Step Closer to Legalizing Home Delivery of Beer and Wine

One of the reasons so many people are charged with drunk driving is that they go out for the night and then get behind the wheel. Perhaps if people were able to socialize at home, they wouldn’t risk going out after drinking one too many shots.  This past week in Georgia, the House passed a…

23-Year Old Man from Georgia Charged with 1st Degree Vehicular Homicide After Drunk Driving Crash in Blairsville Georgia

The police responded to a crash in Blairsville this week. They found Hunter Ethan Elliott, a 23-year old man, in his Ford Super Duty truck along with GA 24 and Blue Ridge Drive. Elliott was driving along the road and approached the intersection at GA 24 and Blue Ridge Drive. There, a Ford Escape was…

Are There Medical Conditions That Could Explain A High Blood Alcohol Content?

If you find yourself getting charged with a DUI after getting pulled over and blowing a high blood alcohol content, but you haven’t had a drop to drink, it may come as a shock to you. There is a medical condition that has been discovered that has a higher blood alcohol concentration and it is…