In Georgia, there are two possible charges that can come from driving without a license. The most serious, of course, is driving while a license is suspended or revoked or without having obtained a license. A first offense can result in a couple of days in jail and a minimum fine of $500. The more offenses within five years, the higher the fines, and the more jail time a person can face. The other possible charge is driving without a license on person. This happens when a person is caught driving without having their driver’s license on them, but they still have a valid Georgia driver’s license. This can typically be dismissed in court when a person shows they have a driver’s license.
The Gwinnett Daily Post reports that a teen has been charged with driving without a license in a motorcycle crash.
The crash occurred on Interstate 85 on Sunday afternoon and caused the section of interstate to be shut down.
Zachary Stringer was operating a motorcycle heading northbound on Interstate 85 just south of Indian Trail Lilburn Road. He struck the back of a blue Tesla.
The Tesla had slowed for traffic. An Acura behind the Tesla driven by 19-year-old Alexi Calderon Cruz swerved to the right to avoid a collision. The motorcycle then crashed into the back of the Tesla.
After that collision, the driver of the motorcycle then crashed into the Acura.
Stringer died from his injuries later that day at the hospital.
Cruz was arrested at the scene and charged with driving without a valid license.
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