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Driver Accused of Hitting Police Vehicle While Intoxicated

A suspected drunk driver is accused of smashing into a Georgia State Patrol vehicle on February 12 near the intersection of Roswell Road and Piedmont Road in Buckhead. The officer suffered minor injuries but is expected to make a full recovery; the driver was arrested and could face various charges. The allegedly intoxicated driver is […]

What to Do When a Loved One is Killed in a Drunk Driving Accident

When someone is found guilty of driving under the influence (DUI), he or she may face significant criminal penalties. These potential penalties are even greater, however, if someone else was injured or killed in a drunk driving-related crash. Vehicular homicide is a crime with three different elements. It means (1) a homicide was committed (2) […]

Atlanta Recording Artist Dies in Recent Car Accident

Atlanta rapper Hussein Fatal, perhaps best known for his collaborations with the late rapper Tupac Shakur, died in a car accident outside the city on July 10. He was 42 years old. The car he was traveling in was reportedly speeding when it hit an embankment and flipped over, ejecting Fatal. The accident occurred just […]

Police Officers in Critical Condition After Accident

Officials confirmed that a police officer from Garden City is still receiving care in a hospital after suffering severe injuries in an accident that occurred at the Garden City Terminal on Monday, March 2. The officer was in the process of coordinating routine traffic operations while on duty when a motor vehicle struck him. The […]

Man Sentenced After Fatal DUI Accident

A man from Acworth, Georgia was sentenced to 15 years total, including five years of prison time, after being found guilty of causing an accident while driving under the influence. Kenneth Lee Chitwood, the 49-year-old who was sentenced, plead guilty to two different charges related to the accident: homicide and driving under the influence. According […]

Georgia Dram Shop Laws and DUI Accidents

When a person chooses to get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated, nothing can absolve him or her of the consequences of those actions. However, from the perspective of the injured victim, the DUI perpetrator may not be positioned to pay the compensation they require for the injuries they caused. Many may be […]