Shortly after the resignation of UGA’s head football coach due to DUI, three players have been arrested and charged with various alcohol related offenses and other crimes within the last week. According to an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the football players were charged in three separate incidents ranging from leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, obstruction of law enforcement and other offenses. Two other individuals were arrested with one of the players, but they were not members of the team. At least two of the players were under 21. UGA has a reputation as a “party school” and the latest arrests have done nothing to diminish that reputation.
Under no circumstances should an individual get into a vehicle to drive after drinking. Not only does the potential of an accident increase significantly, but a person arrested for DUI faces serious and often life-changing consequences. An individual convicted of drunk driving in Georgia may face jail time, steep fines, driver’s license suspension, and additional penalties if someone is injured or killed in an accident. These DUI penalties and the aforementioned story serve as a reminder for Georgians to always be responsible and safe when consuming alcohol.
The experienced Georgia DUI attorneys have handled numerous successful DUI cases for clients accused of drunk driving. DUI offenses in Atlanta are serious charges, making contacting a skilled attorney of the utmost importance. If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI, please contact the knowledgeable Georgia criminal defense lawyers. You deserve to know your rights.