Impaired driving can cause irreparable and lifelong damage. Those who have lost a family member or friend as a result of drunk driving have a hole in their lives that can never quite be filled. A 73-year-old Georgia woman has been charged with drunk driving and other allegations for a recent interstate accident.
High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes have become popular in Georgia and elsewhere around the country. Sometimes HOV lanes are designated by a white diamond on the road and other times they are separated roadways that control the direction of traffic with the use of barriers. The barrier controlled lane of I-75 was the site of a head on crash that is thought to be the result of drunk driving.
Many drivers who drink before heading out on the road do not believe they will cause an accident, and still others do not care whether they do or not. Drunk driving not only puts the driver at risk, it also puts any passengers as well as others on the road in danger. One Georgia woman got more than she bargained for when she was arrested for drunk driving.
Even after many years of pleas from law enforcement and those who have lost a loved one by someone who drives after drinking, the problem still looms large all over the country. Getting busted over one drunk driving incident also does not necessarily stop some from becoming repeat offenders. Georgia State Patrol joined city police in the chase to stop a drunk driving suspect but were unsuccessful until his actions are said to have killed a passenger in his car.
For many people throughout the country, the weekend is a time to let loose and relax. Others, however, may have a tendency to over-indulge with alcohol during the weekends, which may have dangerous results if they then choose to drive. Georgia authorities responded to reports of a drunk driving accident involving two cars, and, surprisingly, a house.
Drinking alcohol is a common practice among both men and women of various ages. Many of these individuals only drink in moderation or take proper precautions if they believe that they will become intoxicated and unable to drive. However, others take no such precautions and choose to attempt driving while intoxicated. Georgia authorities were called on a recent Wednesday afternoon in response to an apparent drunk driving accident.
Unfortunately, it seems that far too many drivers in Georgia these days are choosing to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Despite increased education and public awareness, drunk driving continues to be a real problem across the state. Those that drive while under the influence of alcohol endanger the lives of all those around them. Statistically, a person is killed in an accident with a drunk driver every 40 minutes in the United States.
A Georgia woman's family mourns her death after receiving word that she was killed in an accident just before Christmas. Her death was caused by a man who had been arrested on multiple occasions for drunk driving. He is currently being held in Gwinnett County Jail.
Dispatchers play a very important roll in emergency services. They provide the link between the caller and the responding personnel, like police, EMTs or other first responders. Unfortunately, one Georgia dispatcher was fired after she was arrested for drunk driving.
Police officers across the nation often put their lives on the line in the performance of their duties. These men and women are seen on the news participating in high-speed chases, arresting violent criminals or conducting searches for people in remote or dangerous areas. However, these acts of heroism are only a very small fraction of what most officers do on a daily basis. It can be easy to forget that officers may also be at risk while doing much less glamorous tasks. One Georgia State Patrol officer became the victim of a drunk driving accident while he was on duty.