One of the most serious charges a Georgia driver can face is the charge of vehicular manslaughter, also known as vehicular homicide. There are two types of vehicular homicide charges in Georgia to address different, specific circumstances.
The first is first-degree vehicular homicide, which is charged in cases where the driver was intoxicated or committed a hit-and-run. The second charge is second-degree vehicular homicide, which is charged when the driver commits another minor traffic violation, such as running a stoplight.
The penalty for first-degree vehicular homicide is between three and fifteen years in state prison. It is a felony charge. Second-degree vehicular homicide is a misdemeanor. The penalty for this charge is up to one year in county jail.
CBS 46 reports that two people have been killed after being rammed by a pickup truck.
The incident took place at about 2 a.m. on June 9th at Coronas Bar on Jimmy Carter Boulevard at Singleton Road.
After an argument inside the bar, a man ran over three people with his pickup truck. One person was thrown in the impact and another was dragged. A third person was also injured. The person who was thrown and the person who was dragged were both killed.
The driver fled the scene, but bystanders were able to follow him and flag down a police officer. The police officer was able to stop the driver on North Cross Tucker Road near Graves Road.
He was taken into custody. No names have been released as the case is still under investigation.
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