Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Wreck happened at Ga. Hwy. 81 and Double Springs Road in Walton County.
Georgia State Patrol reported that a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Deputy vehicle was involved in a wreck at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 3) on Georgia Highway 81 at Double Springs Road in Walton County. According to the trooper, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times. In a press release, GSP reported that nobody was around the vehicle when first responders arrived. They later located the driver, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy, at his residence. He had sustained minor injuries. A female passenger was found walking near the crash scene. The driver, Robert Christopher Matt, 27, from Bethlehem, was charged with driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case from the state of Missouri, which could have implications on a national level. In Georgia, a search warrant is required.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case from Missouri on whether police must first get a search warrant before forcing a suspected drunk driver to have blood drawn. According to a story in The San Francisco Chronicle, the justices have agreed to hear the Missouri contention that the Constitution does not require police to take the time to get a search warrant in order to draw blood. The contention is that the alcohol would dissipate in the system during the wait. The high court in Missouri, however, disagrees and claims a search warrant is required. It is reported that more than 1.4 million people are arrested in the US each year and charged with driving under the influence. Do you think that members of law enforcement …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Duluth driver charged with DUI in one-vehicle crash Saturday on ramp from I-75 Southbound to I-85 Northbound.
A single-vehicle accident on the Brookwood Interchange ramp in Midtown Atlanta early Saturday morning resulted in one woman’s death and the driver being charged with DUI and homicide by vehicle. Atlanta Police spokesman Carlos Campos said that around 5 a.m. a 2012 Toyota Corolla driven by Stephanie Jang, 20, of Duluth was traveling southbound on I-75 when it left the roadway attempting to enter I-85 northbound and struck an embankment. Jang and a passenger were transported to Grady Hospital in stable condition. A second passenger, reported to be Patricia Lie, 21, of Suwanee, died at the scene, according to Campos. Jang was also charged with reckless driving and failure to maintain lane.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Gwinnett Police say the running back was stopped in unincorporated Norcross early Tuesday. He has been released on bond.
Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner was traveling 97 mph in 65 mph zone early Tuesday (Sept. 18) on I-85 in unincorporated Norcross when he was stopped and later charged with DUI, Gwinnett Police said Tuesday. According to a GCPD news release, Turner, a Suwanee resident, was observed driving a black Audi "at a high rate of speed' on northbound I-85 near Indian Trail Road. The traffic stop took place on I-85 near Steve Reynolds Boulevard. A member of the DUI task force made contact, and Turner identified himself as a member of the Atlanta Falcons. The officer could smell "an odor of alcoholic beverage coming from the driver," according to the release, and proceeded to conduct a DUI investigation. During the investigation, the …