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Dealing with Campus Police This Summer

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The school year has ended for most students. Two semesters of college classes have come and gone. For some, summer classes mean that the year isn't really over. When you attend college, chances are that you will see or encounter campus police. All colleges and universities are tasked with the responsibility of keeping their students and staff safe. Campus police are employed for just this reason. It's important for college students to understand that campus police aren't security guards or "rent-a-cops"; they are police officers just like those employed by city departments. Here are a few common questions and answers when...

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Road Atlanta Worker Struck by Motorcycle

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A worker for Road Atlanta, a racing track near Braselton, was struck by a motorcycle last week. The woman had been with the safety division for nearly 20 years at the time of the accident. She was a popular fixture, even earning the nickname "Turn 7 Girl" from fellow workers and fans. The woman's job included flagging and directing people toward safety. Racing is known to be dangerous, but it has gotten safer in recent years, says the track President Geoff Lee. He is also the general manager for Road Atlanta. Tributes to the woman began to appear on social media...

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Donkey Hauler Involved in Georgia Wreck

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Georgia State Troopers are looking into a crash that occurred on Interstate 85. The crash involved a tractor trailer, a sedan and a Ford F-350 truck hauling donkeys. The accident happened just before 1 p.m. close to Exit 47. Three lanes were closed down for several hours as the accident was cleared. The vehicles involved in the accident were traveling in the southbound lanes of the interstate. The F-350 attempted to change lanes and struck the right of the semi truck. The pickup was forced back into the center lane and right into the path of the car. The driver of the...

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Do I Need Multiple Attorneys Representing Me?

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When you are charged with a crime, you experience feelings of fear, stress and anxiety. You are likely worried about your future. It's the unknown consequences that often cause the greatest emotional turmoil. Even being found guilty of a traffic violation can disrupt your life. People who are charged with crimes find the experience easier to handle when they hire a defense attorney. Some people believe that they need more than one attorney in order to mount a strong defense. In general, most people charged with a crime need only a single attorney in order to best defend themselves. In...

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Motorcycle Collides with Bus in Atlanta

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Officers from the Atlanta Police Department are investigating a motorcycle versus bus accident that occurred in late May. The motorcycle hit a MARTA bus at approximately 4:30 p.m. According to reports of the incident, the accident took place in the 2500 block of Jonesboro Road. It appeared that the motorcycle was traveling north on the road and the MARTA bus was traveling south. The motorcyclist was behind a slower-moving vehicle and attempted to pass the vehicle, despite the double-yellow line indicating a no-passing zone. When the man passed the vehicle, he ran head-on into the MARTA bus. Emergency responders arrived on scene to...

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Do I Have to Respond to a Subpoena?

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It is a knock on the front door that very few people look forward to: The process server. Whether it's a court employee or a law enforcement officer, few want to be handed a subpoena, as it signals the legal responsibility to appear in court or provide information. Even if you have done nothing wrong, you may be subject to a subpoena. When you read the notice, you will discover what you are being ordered to do. You may be required to appear at a hearing or bring forth some type of documentation. No matter what the reason it was...

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Tiger Woods’ Arrest Shows Different Side of DUI

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Tiger Woods has made headlines again. This time, unfortunately, those headlines aren't outlining his play on the green, but the choices he made prior to getting behind the wheel. Tiger Woods was recently arrested for suspicion of being under the influence of prescription drugs after he was found sleeping behind the wheel. According to reports, Woods was found to be asleep behind the wheel of his Mercedes. His occupied vehicle was found in the right lane with flat tires and other damage. The car was running, and officers report that Woods failed to perform field sobriety tests. Woods was administered...

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Dangerous Fentanyl Sweeping Over the Country

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If you work in human or animal medicine, you may have been familiar with fentanyl before it hit the news for all the wrong reasons. The drug is a powerful pain reliever, used for patients undergoing surgical procedures. Fentanyl must be dosed accurately, and only by a medical professional. However, the powerful drug is now being found outside of the hospital or clinic: It has moved to the streets all over the country. A photo was recently released by the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory that perfectly depicted the danger of fentanyl. They took a picture of two vials. One...

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Can You Be Arrested for Driving High, Even if You’re Sober?

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There are more than 250 police officers in the state of Georgia currently on the job who have been trained in drug detection. Because there is no reliable test to help determine if someone is operating a vehicle under the influence of an illegal narcotic, agencies are relying on these trained "drug recognition experts" to do the job. The problem? People make mistakes. A recent report by a news station in Atlanta tells of drugged driving arrests being on the rise, undoubtedly due to these experts. Unfortunately, with all of the drugged driving arrests that are being made, there are bound...

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Crash Survivor Living With Brain Injury

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Last year, four students from the University of Georgia tragically lost their lives. A survivor has been working through her injuries, including broken bones and a brain injury. Originally in a coma, the young woman is fighting back and making progress. Last April, a woman and her friends drove to the Iron Horse sculpture to take some photos. On the way back to campus, the car the women were in collided with another head-on. The accident occurred on Highway 15 in Oconee County. The lone survivor in the car was the driver. She was severely injured. The driver of the other...

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