Facing criminal charges can negatively impact a person’s career, as one Georgia police officer learned recently. After an arrest for drunk driving, he also lost his job as a law enforcement professional. In addition to this, he is also facing the possibility of administrative and criminal penalties. At this point, he likely focused on building a strong DUI defense.

The Chief of Police in Warrenton revealed to the media that he fired an officer after that individual caused an accident. Further information revealed that the officer was arrested for causing a collision that resulted in injury, driving too fast and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. He had only been working for the department for a few months when the accident occurred. 

At the time of his arrest, the man was driving his personal vehicle. The report indicates that the driver lost control of the vehicle, after which he attempted to correct the path of the vehicle. It then crashed into a fence and a tree. A passenger in the vehicle was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries. The investigation into the accident is still active, and it is not clear what type of sobriety tests were administered or what evidence was gathered at the time of arrest.

A strong DUI defense can help anyone in Georgia who is facing drunk driving charges. A conviction or guilty plea are never the only options a person has. An assessment of an individual case can help an accused individual understand the specific defense strategies available and help in making informed decisions throughout any formal criminal court proceedings.