Reckless or aggressive driving are offenses that are related to DUI in Georgia. Reckless driving is considered to be a serious traffic infraction. Weaving, driving at high speeds, tailgating, and cutting other drivers off could be considered to be reckless driving. Georgia law defines reckless driving as any person who drives a vehicle with a reckless disregard for the safety of others.
Reckless driving is a misdemeanor charge in Georgia. If convicted, the penalties include a fine of up to $1,000 and up to 12 months in county jail. The driver will also have four points put on their license.
The Marietta Daily Journal reports that a Cobb County teacher is facing assault charges following a DUI crash.
A 43-year-old Kennestone Mountain High School orchestra teacher is facing numerous charges following a Cobb County crash where he was allegedly under the influence of a hallucinogen.
Joel Schroter was driving a Mazda 3 at the intersection of Old 41 Highway and Barrett Parkway in Kennesaw when he seemed to intentionally swerve into the path of another vehicle.
When police arrived at the scene and approached Schroter’s vehicle, he started jumping and dancing, saying, “Thank you, thank you God,” as he continued laughing and giggling.
The couple in the vehicle that Schroter hit allegedly told police that Schroter told them he intended to cause the wreck, and it was a sign from God.
Warrants show that Schroter fought police as they arrested him and placed him in a police vehicle.
Schroter was arrested on June 15th and is facing charges of aggravated assault, reckless driving, obstruction of law enforcement, DUI, driving too fast for conditions, and failure to maintain lane.
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