In Georgia, a DUI charge is not limited to alcohol. A driver can also face DUI charges for being under the influence of drugs, whether they are prescription, over-the-counter, or illegal drugs. One of the charges that a person can face if caught operating a vehicle while intoxicated is DUI less safe. A DUI less safe charge means that the person may not have been legally intoxicated, but it was still unsafe for them to be driving. If the driver is determined to have been intoxicated, they can be charged with DUI drugs. DUI drug charges are generally misdemeanors, but felony charges can apply depending upon the circumstances or the criminal history of the driver. If an accident is involved, additional charges can apply.
The AJC reports that a driver who was under the influence of narcotics slammed into a patrol car in Atlanta.
The accident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday in the 500 block of Griffin Street in Atlanta.
According to police, the driver was under the influence of narcotics and lost control of his vehicle before slamming into the patrol car. The officer was not inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.
When officers located the suspect, he was barely conscious or alert. Police allegedly recovered narcotics from the vehicle. Police did not release information on the kind of drugs or the amount that was seized.
The driver’s name was not released. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital where he remained in police custody.
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