In Georgia, reckless driving is a crime, but a person doesn’t have to break one of Georgia’s traffic laws to be charged with reckless driving. In essence, Georgia’s reckless driving law defines the crime as a person driving a vehicle in a manner that shows a reckless disregard for the safety of persons or property. The primary behaviors associated with reckless driving include, but are not limited to: speeding, weaving through traffic, failure to abide by traffic signals, failure to yield to signs, driving too fast for weather or road conditions, distracted driving, and driving while under the influence. Reckless driving is a misdemeanor offense, but if a person was driving recklessly and caused serious injury or death to another person, there may be more serious charges.
Forsyth News reports that charges have been filed in a fatal Keith Bridge Road crash. 29-year-old Mitchell Brown of Forsyth County has been charged in connection with an accident last week that killed a woman from Hall County. Brown is facing charges of homicide by vehicle, reckless driving, driving on the wrong side of the road, and not wearing a seat belt. Additional charges may be pending.
Just before 2:21 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd, Brown was driving east on Keith Bridge Road in a Jeep Compass. He allegedly crossed the center line and slammed head-on into a 2005 Toyota Scion driven by a 42-year-old female. The female driver of the Scion was pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger in that vehicle suffered from injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening. Brown was also injured in the accident.
Brown turned himself in to authorities and is being held without bond.
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