The story below reported by 11 Alive News, is something that never should have happened. But yet every so often a person is charged with a DUI in Atlanta, and a DUI Fleeing charge.
From 11 Alive News:
Police arrested Rhett Rush in the early-morning hours of Jan. 1 as he drove north into oncoming south-bound traffic.
According to Alpharetta Public Safety spokesman, George Gordon, police chased the aptly-named Rush for nearly half a mile after he refused to yield to officers. Additional officers showed up and finally stopped Rush by boxing him in.
Police arrested Rush after a brief struggle and charged him with driving under the influence, violating open container laws, driving on the wrong side of the road and attempting to elude police.
He’s being held in the Fulton County Jail.
Mr Rush is in some trouble. Not just the DUI either. He is really in trouble with the Eluding Police Charge which is a serious charge. Even a first time offense is considered a high and aggravated misdemeanor which means there are significant punishments associated with the offense including a minimum of ten days in jail.
Georgia law holds that it is illegal for any driver to willfully fail or refuse to bring his or her vehicle to a stop or to flee from a pursuing police vehicle or officer when they are blue lighted or some other signal is given indicating that the officer is attempting to pull over the vehicle.
Hopefully, things will work out for Mr. Rush and he can get a good DUI Attorney. Or at the least, he can get help for a possible Alcohol problem.
If you are facing an Atlanta DUI Charge, contact the Howard Law Group ASAP.