A DeKalb County woman, 22 year old Chasity Nicole Jones, was arrested and charged last month with serious DUI charges and vehicular homicide after an accident in which she fatally struck Atlanta police officer Gail Thomas. Officer Thomas, a 15 year veteran, was working a traffic accident when she was struck by Ms. Jones' vehicle and killed. Officer Thomas was 46 years old.
Ms. Jones was suspected of being DUI at the time of the incident and took a roadside breath test that registered twice the legal limit, a .16, according to reports. A search warrant was obtained after Ms. Jones refused to take a follow up state adminstered test of her blood or breath. The search warrant allowed DUI officers to take a sample of Ms. Jones blood at Grady hospital to test for drugs and alcohol. The results of such blood test are still pending.
Ms. Jones was denied bond on the felony charges and remains in jail awaiting a hearing before a Superior Court judge. The DUI prosecuting attorney informed the magistrate court at her initial bond hearing that Ms. Jones has been cited 6 times in the past 5 years for traffic offenses such as speeding and improper lane changes.
Ms. Jones is facing long term jail time for these offenses. A DeKalb County DUI lawyer can help. Attorney Richard Lawson and his attorneys have experience in DeKalb County getting their clients the best possible results on their cases. If you are facing a DeKalb Co. DUI, call our lawyers today for a free case evaluation.