Man gets prison, probation after causing drunk driving accident

Ask most people who have been victims in an accident due to reckless behavior and they will say the effects can last for years to come. Excessive speeding, tailgating, texting while driving and drunk driving are all examples of reckless driving that could cause irreparable damage should they result in an accident. A Georgia man has been sentenced for causing multiple injuries to two people in a drunk driving incident.

In May 2017, the man was driving his pickup truck when he hit a sedan with a family of six inside. The mother and one of the children suffered several broken bones as well as other injuries. Testimony during his recent trial indicated the man's blood alcohol level at the time of the collision was over three times the legal limit of .08 in Georgia.

The trial lasted four days and the man was found guilty on six charges against him. He has been convicted seven other times for driving under the influence, and the judge presiding over this trial noted that those convictions helped determine the man's future. He will be serving a sentence totaling 30 years, with 15 years in prison and the other 15 years in a probationary status.

A person who chooses to drive after drinking is taking a massive risk involving the lives of others on the road as well as his or her own. Victims who have been hurt themselves, or who have lost loved ones as a result of drunk driving do have options in seeking justice. A Georgia attorney can help a client devise a more detailed plan of action.

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