People who drink before driving often think they are fine to drive and will be able to get to their destination with no problem. However, they can spend a lifetime paying the consequences for drunk driving should it be the cause of injury or death to another person. Drunk driving is said to be the reason a man has been indicted in the death of a Georgia police officer.
A report stated the man had caused a head-on collision as he was driving his pickup truck the wrong way on Interstate 16 around 2:30 a.m. one morning in May 2018. Among those responding to the accident was a 37-year-old police officer. He remained inside his patrol vehicle with the lights turned on and parked so that traffic would detour to an exit off the interstate. A tractor-trailer hit the patrol car and injured the officer, who died not long after from those injuries.
There was not enough evidence for the grand jury to bring charges against the tractor-trailer driver, but it was a different story for the man who caused the original collision. They say he was driving under the influence and indicted him for vehicular homicide. The report did not give any information on where the case will go from here.
A family has suffered a loss because someone chose to drink and drive. Many Georgia families who have endured the same tragedy have made the decision to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the person or parties responsible for the death. An experienced attorney will be able to give details on the options for pursuing financial compensation after a negligent drunk driving incident.