'Tis the season to be jolly; 'tis not the season to drink and drive. New Year's Eve is a night full of fun, partying and many Athens residents will partake in drinking alcohol as they bring in 2018. However, during all the fun festivities, it's important to remember to find a way home that doesn't involve driving if you've been drinking.
Truck drivers commonly get bored when they're on the long haul, and what does that mean? It means they turn to their smartphones and other distractions in the cabin and get distracted. It doesn't take a legal degree to know that you can't keep your eyes on the road when you're checking your Facebook status. In fact, a distracted truck driver is literally a deadly accident waiting to happen. But just how risky is this behavior?
Facing a drug-related charge can be frightening, as such a charge can quickly impact your reputation and your future. After all, Georgia law treats the crime of drug possession seriously.
Two University of Georgia football players, were arrested by the Barrow County Sheriff's Department last Saturday evening. Officers arrested one of the players on suspicion that he was speeding and driving under the influence of narcotics. Officers further claimed that they found marijuana on the passenger seat and passenger side of the vehicle, where the other player was seated -- which is why they arrested him.
If you're frequently on foot -- whether it's walking around your neighborhood, walking in the city while getting to work or running your favorite jogging route -- you need to do everything you can to stay safe. That's because pedestrians are at a severe disadvantage if they get struck by a car.