In Georgia, driving without a license can mean three things. One is that you have a valid driver’s license, but did not have it on you as proof during a traffic stop. The second thing it could mean is that you never applied for a license or your license expired. The third offense is more serious and that is when a license has been canceled, suspended, or revoked by the state. If this happens, and a person is in an accident that injures or kills another person, they may be charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, which can be a felony offense.
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reports on a driver who was not licensed facing second-degree homicide by vehicle charges in an accident that snarled traffic for hours.
Police arrested Irma Garcia-Cambero for her involvement in a fatal accident that caused gridlock on I-85 in Gwinnett County for hours.
41-year-old Adela Morales-Sanchez, a passenger in the back seat of Garcia-Cambero’s vehicle, was killed in the crash.
According to police, Garcia-Cambero was attempting to change lanes when she lost control of her vehicle. The vehicle spun around so that it was facing northbound traffic. This occurred in front of a tractor-trailer which was unable to stop. The tractor-trailer hit the rear passenger door.
Three other people were hurt in the accident, but none of their injuries were life-threatening.
Garcia-Cambero is facing charges of second-degree homicide by vehicle, failure to maintain a single lane, and driving without a valid license, according to Gwinnett County Police.
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