A judge in Fulton County has set a bond for a motorist who police allege, caused a drunk driving accident on I- 20 early in the month. The impact of the crash caused one of the passengers in the car the motorist hit, a 21-year-old woman to be ejected from the car. She sustained fatal injuries. The other people in the car were also injured, and still recovering in the hospital.
This judge set a bond of $310,000 for the alleged driver on charges that range from DUI to first degree homicide. For the family of the woman killed in the accident, it’s been a frustrating experience to see the man they believe responsible for their loved one’s death out on bond.
There has been a decline in injuries and fatalities caused by drunk driving accidents across Georgia. For example, in 2008, there were 416 deaths caused by drunk driving accidents. That was a decline over 2007, and mirrored the drop across most of Georgia, and, in fact, most of the country. Much of this decline can be attributed to better enforcement efforts .Law enforcement has become more aggressive about cracking down on drunk drivers randomly over the weekends and major holidays.