Fayette County deputies found 60-year-old Robert Lee Stevenson’s body in an infirmary cell.
Stevenson, of Senoia, was being held without bond on eight charges including DUI and homicide by vehicle.
He was accused of killing 16-year-old Russell Logan, a student at Starr’s Mill High School Feb. 10.
News outlets have reported that Logan was walking home after watching a lacrosse game.
Penalties for DUI in Georgia are related to the number of prior offenses:
When someone has a first DUI in Georgia they face the following potential penalties:
- 12 months of probation
- A minimum fine of $300 plus court costs and surcharges
- Between 1 – 10 days in jail, which many times can be waived
- At least 40 hours of community service
- Substance abuse counseling
- Attendance of the DUI Risk Reduction School (commonly referred to as DUI School)
- Attendance of a Madd Mothers Victim Impact Panel
- Drivers License Suspension, with a limited permit to drive
When someone has a second DUI in Georgia, they face the following potential penalties:
- Between 12 – 36 months of probation
- Fines of between $600 – $1000, plus all applicable surcharges and court costs
- Between 90 days – 12 months in jail, all of which can be done through probation except for at least 3 days that must be served in jail.
- 30 days of community service (240 hours)
- DUI School
- Driver’s License Suspension
- Red stripe on license
- Installing of an ignition interlock device, after a “hard license suspension” of 120 days
- Surrender of license plate
- Mandatory substance abuse counseling
- Potential DUI Court, in jurim
- Photo publication in the legal organ of the county in which the offense occured
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