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Scary Facts About DUI on Halloween

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You may think that the most frightening experiences you'll have on Halloween will come the way of costumes and pranks. The truth is that it's drunk drivers you have to be most concerned with. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is one of the deadliest nights to be on the road. The administration looked at roadway fatalities over a span of five years on that night, 2009 to 2013, and discovered that 43 percent involved alcohol. Even though Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, many adults will still hold parties on a work night, which could lead...

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DUIs In GA Could Be Changing Forever

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The Georgia Supreme Court has issued a new ruling that may make it more difficult for prosecutors to use the results of breathalyzer tests, or refusals of those tests, against accused drunk drivers in court. A local reporter spoke with experts to find out just what the ruling would mean for drivers. In the ruling, the Supreme Court has made it clear that an officer cannot compel a driver to take a breathalyzer test, nor can the refusal of a test lead to the assumption of guilt. DUI attorneys say that the ruling will no longer prevent drivers from exercising their...

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How Prescription Drugs Can Lead to a DUI

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Arrests for driving under the influence in Valdosta County have remained steady. What has changed is the substance behind the arrests. While most people consider alcohol to be a driving force in charges for driving under the influence, law enforcement officials say that prescription drugs have taken over as the leading cause for DUI arrests. People sometimes believe that because they are prescribed a medication by their doctor, they cannot be arrested for driving under the influence. This is not the case. Any substance that leads to the impaired ability to drive a vehicle responsibly and safely is against the law....

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Flying Tire Strikes Motorist

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A woman traveling down Georgia 400 was hit by, not a another vehicle, but a flying tire that came from the opposite side of the roadway. The woman lost her life as a result of the incident. According to police who investigated the scene, the woman was traveling in the southbound lane of Georgia 400. A man driving a pickup truck in the northbound lane lost a wheel and tire. The wheel and tire flew over the median wall and into the woman's windshield. The woman died as a result of her injuries. The driver was the only person in the car...

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Child Victim of Hit-and-Run

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A small child was walking to school on October 18 when she was struck by a car. That car failed to stop after striking the child, and police are searching for the car and its driver. The little girl died as a result of her injuries. According to reports, the 4-year-old was walking to school when a driver hit her and threw her into another vehicle. The injuries the girl sustained from the impact led to her untimely death. The incident occurred just prior to 7 a.m. on North Indian Creek Drive. The location where the child was struck was close...

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Can You Get a DUI On Private Property?

You know that you can be arrested for driving under the influence if you are caught driving down a public road or highway. In fact, when most people think of DUI, they picture someone weaving in and out of a lane of traffic. We may even consider checkpoints and, in the worst cases, accidents. It's fair that people think of these things. After all, most DUIs do occur in these ways. Unfortunately, some people also believe that if they can make it home and into their own driveway, they can avoid being charged with driving under the influence. This can cause...

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A Look at Illegal Search and Seizure

The Worth County Sheriff's Office made headlines recently. The department locked down the campus of Worth County High School without giving prior notice school officials. No one at the school knew what was going on. Over the course of the next four hours, officers conducted a drug sweep of the campus, searching all 900 students present. The search was ordered by Sheriff Jeff Hobby who, attorneys say, did not have a warrant. In the days following the raid, multiple students filed complaints of being inappropriately groped by deputies. What resulted was a federal civil suit on behalf of the students. In...

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When Do Prosecutors Have to Reveal the Evidence They’ve Discovered?

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To be able to convict someone of a crime, a prosecutor must gather evidence that shows the person committed that crime and convince a judge and jury of the fact. There are a variety of types of evidence used in a criminal trial. In order for a trial to be considered fair, the defendant and their attorney must know what evidence will be used against them so they have a chance to refute it. The process of finding out about a prosecutor's case is called discovery. Through the process of discovery, a defendant can: Obtain copies of any police reports Obtain copies...

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Dad On Probation Can’t Donate Kidney

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It sounds like a case of medical malpractice but, in truth, it isn't. Rules are rules, they say, and in this case, the rules could end up costing a toddler his life. According to reports, a child was born in Atlanta without kidneys. After a search for a donor, the boy's father was found to be a perfect match. Everything was set and the transplant was scheduled --- until the boy's father was arrested for a probation violation, that is. Last month, the boy's father was arrested for violating his probation when he was caught with a firearm. The man was incarcerated...

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Drivers and Dashboard Distraction Study Released

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, a recent study has found that complicated screens on dashboards are proving to be a distraction. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that technology in today's vehicles could be putting people at higher risk for traffic collisions. The study was released early this month and looked at InVehicle Information Systems. The study attempted to determine just how complicated these screens are to operate and how distracting they prove to be. The study found that no matter the make and model of the vehicle, all in-dash information systems prove to be distracting for drivers. While some are more...

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