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Georgia State University Police Chief Arrested and Charged with DUI

It doesn’t matter who you are. If you’re driving while intoxicated in Georgia, you will be arrested and charged with DUI. That goes for police chiefs as well. On November 25th at about 11:30 pm, the Chief of Police at Georgia State University learned this the hard way. Chief Joe Spillane was traveling along GA…

Do You Need a DUI Defense Lawyer from Athens, Georgia at Your First Court Appearance?

A lot of people think that, if they’re stopped for DUI, they get to go home with a ticket and a court date. Of course, they can’t drive themselves home. The cops will let them call someone to come pick them up. In reality, it works nothing like this. If you’re arrested and charged with…

Grantville Man Charged with Drunk Driving in Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash

A Grantville man was arrested and charged with drunk driving for his involvement in a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person. The accident happened on Interstate-85 at about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.  The police in Coweta County who arrived to the scene of the crash near mile marker 44 were surprised by…

What are the Signs Police Officers in Athens, Georgia Look for During a DUI Traffic Stop?

Police officers in Athens, Georgia are trained for years on how to spot a drunk driver. Yet people still think they’ll be the one drunk driver to convince the officers that they haven’t been drinking. If you drive after having a few cocktails and see those red and blue lights come up behind you, be…

Columbia County School Bus Driver Charged with DUI

When you send your children off to school in the morning, the last thing you should have to worry about is their bus driver being safe. It is rare that we hear about a school bus driver being drunk while on duty. Sadly, that is exactly what happened early October in Columbia County, Georgia, with…