On November 13th, an officer was assisting with an accident on Washington Street when he heard what sounded like another crash. When he looked up, he saw the suspect’s car against a yellow taxi and then saw him begin to pull away and drive off. The officer chased the car by foot but the vehicle did not stop until two pedestrians ran into the roadway to block the car. The officer approached the car and noticed an odor of marijuana coming from it as well as the smell of alcohol. The driver was charged with DUI and improper backing.
It’s important to consult an attorney regarding your case when handling these kinds of charges. If you have been arrested for an alcohol offense in or around Athens, GA, attorney Joseph Lariscy can help. For a free consultation call (706) 389-4375 or contact us online for legal assistance.