Unfortunately, too many people decide every week to drive while intoxicated. The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit in GA for anyone over 21 is a .08, while anyone under 21 is limited to a .02. When most of us think about a DUI, we think about license suspension, fines, and probation. But what about 15 years in jail?
Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. It becomes even worse when you injure someone while in that state. On November 12, 2011, Landris Marquee Handy was driving on Cherokee Road in Athens when he crossed the center line and struck another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle was treated for a broken wrist, seven broken ribs, a deep cut to her left knee as well as various other injuries. When police tested Mr. Handy’s blood-alcohol concentration, it was .20 grams, approximately two and a half times the legal limit.
When Handy went to court this week, he was found guilty of DUI and causing serious injury by motor vehicle. Judge David Sweat of the Western Judicial Circuit sentenced Handy to 15 years, 8 to be served in prison and the remaining 7 to be served on probation.
Driving while intoxicated can have more serious consequences than simply affecting your license. We at the Lariscy Law Firm always encourage you to drive sober. However, if you have been charged with a DUI or another alcohol related crime, Attorney Joseph Lariscy will work to reduce the consequences resulting from such a charge.
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