Atlanta, GA- Former Atlanta Falcon defensive back Ray Buchannan was charged with DUI and speeding this Saturday, his 41st birthday.
Buchannan, who retired from the Falcons in 2003, was spotted driving at 95 mph on I-85 around a.m. in Gwinnett County, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The posted speed on the area is 65 mph.
An officer also observed him weaving in and out of traffic without using his turn indicator. The officer turned on their lights, but Buchannan continued driving. After a quarter of a mile, he crossed several lanes of traffic before he stopped.
Buchannan was taken into custody once police suspected he was intoxicated. A breathalyzer taken at the police station showed that his blood alcohol level was .091. In the state of Georgia, a driver can be charged with DUI if their BAC is above .08.
Buchannan spent the rest of his birthday in jail. He was releases Sunday after posting bail. His charges include DUI, speeding and improper lane change.
When a drunken person gets behind the wheel they often don’t think about the consequences of their actions. Since they pose a danger to the safety of other drivers, the penalties for this charge, even if it is a first offense, can be severe, often resulting in jail time and a loss of driving privileges.
The impact of an intoxicated driving charge can be lessened with the skills and expertise of an Atlanta DUI attorney and an effective defense strategy.