DUI lawyers in Athens, Georgia know that you don’t have to be drinking and driving to be charged with DUI. Many people arrested for DUI are found to be under the influence of drugs, not alcohol. This was the case last month in Georgia.
31-year old William Humphrey of 14 S. Heathrow Drive had a restraining order filed against him by an ex-girlfriend. Despite this order, he went to her home and was harassed her. They called the police and the officers responded within minutes.
They noticed the suspect driving near the location. He had failed to maintain his lane and crashed into a police vehicle. The police immediately approached his car. They noticed that he had two kids in the backseat of his vehicle. They also noticed that he had a syringe with a clear liquid in it that they police suspected was methamphetamine.
The substance did prove to be illegal drugs. Humphrey was arrested and charged with a slew of crimes, including:
- Felony aggravated stalking
- Felony possession of methamphetamine
- 2 counts of endangering the welfare of his minor children
- Failure to maintain lane
- Driving while under the influence
- Driving with a suspended license
The DUI charge on its own carries stiff penalties, including fines, jail time and a further suspension of Humphrey’s driver’s license. The fact that he was already driving while suspended will not bode well for him.
Humphrey was arrested and booked into the county jail. Bond has not been issued in this case. The fact that he was caught harassing his victim in front of his minor child did not help his case. Neither did the fact that he was driving under the influence of illegal drugs with his kids in the car.
If you’re facing DUI charges, you should call our DUI attorneys right away.