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Drunk Driving Crash in Atlanta Claims Life

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A college student was killed when the car she was riding in wrecked. According to reports, the driver of that vehicle was under the influence of alcohol and lost control of her vehicle. The college student was the passenger in a car that crashed on Marietta Street in Atlanta. The driver was speeding and lost control. The driver of the vehicle, the college student's best friend, has been charged with driving under the influence and vehicular homicide. Friends and acquaintances of the college student remember her as a popular student on campus. She was a mentor and dancer, teaching young girls how...

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Two Stars Arrested in Georgia for Alcohol-Related Offenses

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Shia LaBeouf has been arrested in Georgia, but he's not the only star facing trouble in the state. Singer Aaron Carter was also recently arrested in the state with his girlfriend. Both stars will answer for their charges in the coming months. LaBeouf was arrested in Savannah on July 8. He was booked for obstruction, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The actor posted a $7,000 bond and was released. According to a police report, LeBeouf was out in public and asked someone for a cigarette. When the cigarette wasn't given, he became vulgar in the presence of women and children. LaBeouf...

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Dirt Bikes Versus Car Proves Fatal

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An accident involving two dirt bikes and a passenger vehicle proved fatal, and Georgia State Patrol troopers are investigating. The accident occurred just before 7:30 p.m. on July 23. No other persons involved in the accident sustained injury. According to reports, Atlanta police were patrolling the area in a concentrated manner. They located the accident on Campbellton Road. The dirt bikes were operating in a careless and reckless manner. They ran traffic lights and stop signs. They also drove on sidewalks and on the wrong side of the roadway. A passenger vehicle was attempting to make a left turn and the...

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The Levels of Intoxication

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You can drink multiple alcoholic beverages and function as though you had nothing to drink at all. Your spouse can drink one alcoholic beverage and stumble as they walk. Alcohol affects different people in different ways. In general, however, a person will behave in a typical manner depending on the level of alcohol in their system. Here is a brief breakdown by blood alcohol content (BAC). 0.02 - 0.03: There is a slight loss of inhibitions and a feeling of joy. There is typically no loss of coordinated activity, but may be a heightened sense of relaxation. 0.04 - 0.06: The body...

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Neighbors Want Safer Road

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On July 15, 2017, a man died as the result of a car accident near the intersection of Browns Mill Road and Fairlane Drive in Atlanta. Residents in the area say they are fed up with the number of crashes and they want something done. Suggestions to make the area safer include the addition of speed bumps, more signage and tree pruning. While no amount of improvements will bring back lives that have been lost, they could prevent more accidents from happening. People who live on what is considered to be a very dangerous curve say that there are accidents at...

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Could I Be Charged with a Crime If My Dog Bites Someone?

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Millions of households across the United States have at least one dog residing within their walls. If you are one of these people, you may wonder just how liable you would be if your dog were to bite someone. The answer to that question varies depending on several factors, not the least of which is the situation in which the bite occurred. When your dog bites someone, you are undoubtedly worried and stressed out. Will the person be alright? Are you going to be sued? These are reasonable questions that will run through your mind. You may also wonder if you...

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Pizzeria Won’t Reopen This Year After 2 Cars Crash Into It

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In a stroke of what some would call bad luck, a pizzeria owner experienced a vehicle crashing into his building not once, but twice in a matter of months. While the owner was optimistic about being able to clean up and have the necessary repairs, he now says that he will not be able to reopen his doors by the end of the year. In the first accident, a vehicle hit and went through the front wall of Ammazza in June. The building sits at the intersection of Edgewood Avenue and Randolph Street. The accident was the result of a driver...

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Spilled Milk Shuts Down Highway

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Highway 316 was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash on July 12. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours as crews worked to clear the scene. The accident occurred just before 10 a.m. According to reports, the accident involved a delivery truck, a semi-truck and at least two other vehicles. A hazmat team responded due to a fuel leak, and a news helicopter recorded workers clearing milk from the highway. The semi-truck involved in the accident had been hauling milk, and the box truck was on its way to Atlanta to pick up a load of...

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A Look at the Criminal Process

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One of the most stressful things about being arrested for a first offense is the fear of the unknown. If a person has never had a run-in with the law, they typically don't know what to expect after they have been arrested and charged with a crime. Here is a brief outline of what you can reasonably expect. 1. The Stop The criminal process starts when a person is arrested. For this to happen, the person is either stopped or questioned by the police. A stop does not necessarily mean you are going to be arrested, and neither does questioning. Either may...

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Pedestrian Struck By Car Did Not Have Right of Way

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A teenager was struck by a car on July 11. Atlanta police are saying that the teen did not have the right of way when she was hit. According to reports, a driver was traveling on Metropolitan Parkway in the southbound direction. The teenager is said to have darted into traffic and was struck. The light at the intersection of University Avenue was green and turning yellow. Because of the action of the traffic light, the pedestrian crossing signal would have indicated not to walk. Witnesses to the accident corroborated the account, saying that the teen did not have the right of...

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