State Rep Arrested for DUI

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jan 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kip Smith, a Republican State Rep from, Columbus, GA, was arrested over the weekend for DUI in Buckhead. Smith, age 29, was pulled over for running a red light by a DUI officer. The officer noticed signs of drinking in his report and Smith initially denied drinking. However, Representative Smith, later admitted to having consumed beer prior to driving. The DUI officer asked Smith to participate in field sobriety tests and Smith complied. According to reports, Smith tested positive for alcohol on the hand held preliminary breath test. He also participated in the eye test ( the horizontal gaze nystagmus), the walk and turn test, and the one leg stand. Following these tests, Smith was arrested for DUI. At the jail, he took the state administered breath test and was found to be over the legal limit to drive in Georiga.

This just goes to show that all types of people are arrested for DU in Georgia and no one is is immune. Rep. Smith informed the DUI officer that he was a state rep, but that does not mean much to an officer who is trained to not take those types of thing into consideration. Students, pilots, truck drivers, doctors, nurses, and lawyers all face DUI charges in Gwinnett County and throughout the state of Georgia. Gwinnett County prosecuting attorneys and judges are tough on DUI offenders and don't just let someone off the hook for being politically connected.

If you are facing a DUI charge, call Gwinnett DUI lawyer Richard Lawson and his team of assocaite attorneys to help you get the best possible results.

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Richard Lawson

Richard S. Lawson is passionate about intoxicated driving defense. Unlike some attorneys, Mr. Lawson devotes 100% of his legal practice to helping people stand up for their rights against DUI charges. For more than 20 years, Mr. Lawson has dutifully fought for his clients' freedom, resolving more 4,900 impaired driving cases during the course of his career. Today, Mr. Lawson has developed a reputation as a skilled negotiator and continues to help clients by fighting to keep them out of jail.


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