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Travis v. State: Meriwether County Under 21 DUI and Reckless Driving – Statutory Presumption of Sobriety Not Applicable to Under 21 DUI

TRAVIS v. STATE, A11A1941, Meriwether Superior Court, Appealed from Meriwether County State Court. In 2009, the then 20-year-old Appellant, Kaitlin Travis, was stopped for speeding 32 m.p.h over the posted speed limit late at night on a portion of a highway designated as a construction zone. The officer smelled alcohol emanating from her car. When asked […]

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Odor of Alcohol & Under 21 & Driving = Jail

What does it take for someone under 21 to be arrested for DUI? An odor of alcohol and an admission of drinking are enough regardless of impairment.  In Dodds v. State, 288 Ga. App. 231 (2007), a 19-year-old male was stopped by police as a result of his tag frame partially covering his license plate […]

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