Avoid Labor Day BUIs with Designated Boater Service
- Thursday, 29 August 2013 15:48
Labor Day weekend is a momentous occasion that often serves as the official goodbye to summer. If you’re like many Georgians, you prefer to spend the holiday with your toes in the water at Lake Lanier. It’s easy to cut loose when everything seems to be taken care of and your to-do list of picking up hot dog buns, ice, and beer is all crossed off. One thing you may have forgotten to add to that list is a sober driver
for your boat.
It is a common misconception that boating under the influence is dissimilar to driving under the influence. However, the hard facts tell otherwise. The number of BUIs
has notably increased since last summer, when Jake and Griffin Pearce were tragically struck and killed on Lake Lanier by a boater under the influence of alcohol. With 8 million people coming to the Atlanta-area lake each year, safe and sober boating is essential to the security of both the passengers of your boat and boaters surrounding you.
When you or your intended driver has overindulged, your choices have traditionally beenlimited to waiting it out until you are sober and able to drive (which should be tested with a breathalyzer
) or choosing a designated driver. Recently an Atlanta area company has expanded those options with SAFENAV. This company’s drivers travel through the lake in a small dinghy, which attaches to the customer in need of a safe boat and provides a ride back to shore. The company’s $125 for a boat pick up and drive back is justifiable when considering the protection they provide a would-be unsafe driver from getting a BUI, spending a fortune paying for fines and DUI School
, increased insurance, or harming a fellow lake-goer.
If alcohol will be part of your Labor Day celebration make sure to plan ahead and consume responsibly. While boat-on-boat collisions remain rare at about five per year, dozens of people each year are injured or killed by reckless drivers. The last thing you want to do is be one of them, on either end.
To learn more about BUI lawyers, or if you are in need of legal representation for other traffic violations, please contact MRGADUI
. You can also connect with attorney Mickey Roberts on Facebook
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for the latest in DUI and BUI news.
View MR GA DUI YouTube Channel for Helpful Traffic & DUI Information
- Monday, 25 February 2013 19:21
Atlanta DUI and traffic defense attorney, Mickey G. Roberts
has been representing clients for more than 30 years. Although he frequently provides counsel for DUI cases, he also represents those charged with other traffic offenses including reckless driving, vehicular homicide
and possession of illegal drugs.
As laws can often be hard to understand, Mickey is dedicated to providing his clients with clear, concise information. Through his MR GA DUI
website and frequent presence at local events, he shares with others his knowledge about Georgia’s laws and drivers’ rights.
Mickey Roberts’ YouTube
channel features short videos answering your frequently asked traffic and DUI questions. Video topics include “what to do if stopped by the police” and “what are the standard field sobriety tests?”. During his short, 2 minute videos, he’ll briefly explain and discuss these hot topics. Be sure to check back often as Mickey adds educational driver information.
Continue reading MR GA DUI’s blog
for the latest news about Georgia traffic laws. You can also connect with him on Facebook
for information on driving issues. You can also submit questions you’d like to have Mickey answer in one of his educational videos by contacting one of his social media profiles.
Rates of Female DUI Increase throughout the Last Decade
- Wednesday, 21 December 2011 12:47
A recent study published by The Century Council and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation shows that the number of females arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol
has increased 36% over a decade. The report, which will be available in full later this month, states that while men are often seen as the primary offenders in drunk driving cases
, the number of women involved has increased steadily since 1980 and was up 29% from 1997 to 2007.
Researchers examining the phenomenon offer various explanations for this spike in female DUI statistics. One theory is that more women are drinking and then driving
than in past years. Some researchers believe that the spike in women’s arrests is due to changes in the legal system including fewer male arrests and changes to the DUI law enforcement policy that bring more attention to women whose blood alcohol content
levels are more affected by alcohol consumption.
The study indicated,
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Designed to Fail? MR GA DUI Advises Against Submitting to Field Sobriety Tests
- Wednesday, 30 November 2011 16:14
If you own a MR GA DUI koozie or read his blog
, you’ve probably heard that he suggests not submitting to field sobriety tests
when stopped by the police for driving under the influence
. While experienced DUI attorney Mickey Roberts has been advising clients and Georgia drivers not to submit to field sobriety tests for years, an investigative reporter for Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News, Richard Belcher, further solidified Robert’s advice in a recent news story.
Belcher spoke with police officers, as well as Dr. Spurgeon Cole, a retired psychology professor from Clemson University, who has been studying field sobriety tests
since the 1980s shortly after the tests were first instituted. Cole told the Channel 2 reporter that when these tests were designed, police incorrectly identified 47% of the drivers as intoxicated during trials. However,
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