Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office officials said a dump truck driver has been arrested in connection with a six-vehicle wreck that snarled traffic on Ga. 400’s northbound lane near Exit 17.
Officials said Jimmy Smith, 52, of Acworth, was charged with causing serious injury by vehicle, DUI drugs, driving too fast for conditions, and following too closely after the wreck. One person involved in the crash remains in the hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, and all others were released with minor injuries.
We, at A-1, are glad that this did not become a fatal accident, and our thoughts and prayers go out to those involved.
According to information from the Sheriff’s Office, “all vehicles were slowing or stopped due to traffic, however, the dump truck showed no signs of braking until he hit the first vehicle.”
When someone is charged with DUI Drugs in Georgia, they face the following potential penalties:
- The penalties for DUI Drugs in Georgia are essentially the same as alcohol-related DUI cases
- The main difference is that those convicted of DUI Drugs do not qualify for a restricted license or limited permit
When someone is charged with Prescription Drug DUI in Georgia, they face the following potential penalties:
- The penalties for Prescription Drug DUI in Georgia are the same as with any other DUI in Georgia
- The difference is that people convicted of DUI while impaired by any drug may not qualify for a limited permit or restricted license.
- The other main difference is that there is often more sympathy for this form of driving under the influence, and as a result, some prosecutors are more flexible in their evaluation of the case
Georgia State law also requires clinical evaluation and the attendance of a DUI / Risk Reduction Program that’s certified/licensed by the Georgia Department of Driver’s Services before your driver’s license can be reinstated if you have been charged with any of the following:
- Drug Possession
- Other drug offenses
- Under-age possession of drugs or alcohol