11 Alive reports that the police report containing details of the crash that seriously injured Atlanta Hawks player Chandler Parsons has been released.
The crash happened at about 2 p.m. on January 15th at the intersection of North Druid Hills Road and Buford Highway. A Brookhaven police officer was at the intersection and witnessed the crash.
54-year-old Wesley Olson was driving a Honda Accord and attempting to make a left turn from North Druid Hills Road onto Buford Highway. He collided with the Rolls Royce driven by Atlanta Hawks player Chandler Parsons.
Olson was discovered unconscious at the wheel. When questioned by police, he was only able to tell the officer that he had an alcoholic beverage at some point that day. Police discovered a 7 Up bottle that was filled with an alcoholic beverage in the driver’s seat.
Olson was cited for failure to yield and DUI less safe. Parsons told police that he had injuries to his head, back, and neck, but refused to be transported to a hospital.
Georgia has complex laws surrounding driving under the influence. This complexity can lead to a range of misconceptions. One of those misconceptions is that in order to be charged with DUI, a person’s blood alcohol level has to be 0.08% or higher. Georgia has a statute called “DUI less safe.” This means that even if the driver’s BAC is below 0.08%, they can be charged and convicted of DUI. In order to prove a DUI less safe charge, it must be proven that the driver was intoxicated to the point that it affected their driving ability. A chemical test is not necessary to prove that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
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