Orson Charles, a former UGA football player, was arrested this weekend in Athens on drunk driving charges. Charles and a passenger in his vehicle were stopped in the roadway on South Milledge Ave. when a police officer approached to see if everything was okay. According to the DUI report, Charles then drive away and the officer followed him a short distance and then initiated a traffic stop. The officer began a DUI investigation and asked Charles to take field sobriety tests. According to reports, Charles complied and also took a breathalyzer that was a .095, which is over the DUI limit.
Charles is 21 years old and is currently ranked as a number 2 prospect for a tight end in the NFL draft. He is rated as All American and left UGA after his standout junior year when he was a finalist for the the John Mackey award for the best college tight end in the country.
A DUI arrest does not have to mean a conviction. All cases can be fought and even if a plea is entered a skilled DUI lawyer can help you get the best possible terms. This can often mean no additional jail time and the keeping your ability to drive. Cherokee County and City of Woodstock officers are tough on DUI, but our DUI attorneys can help. Call our Cherokee County DUI lawyers today for a free case consultation.