Man Faces Felony Charges After DUI Kills A Child

In Georgia, like many other states, a DUI is usually a misdemeanor charge. There are some circumstances when a DUI can be charged as a felony. The fourth DUI a person has been convicted of in the last 10 years can be charged as a felony. If you are driving while intoxicated and are in an accident that causes serious injuries, you can be charged with serious injury by vehicle, which is a felony charge. If the accident kills someone else, you may be charged with first-degree vehicular homicide, which is also a felony. Any of these charges, which are separate from the DUI charge, can cause your DUI to be charged as a felony. 11 Alive reports on a suspected DUI driver who killed a 3-year-old child in an accident in Banks County. The accident happened at about 3 p.m. on March 23rd on Interstate-85 in Banks County.  Preliminary findings indicated that two vehicles were struck by a third as they stopped for traffic that had backed up from an accident further up the roadway. A…

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