Orson Charles, a former UGA football player and 2011 AFCA All-American, was charged with DUI this weekend in Athens-Clarke County. DUI officers stopped Charles at approximaetly 3 am when the officers pulled up behind him to check if his vehicle was disabled. As the officers approached, Charles resumed driving according to reports. The officers stopped him and requested that he submit to standardized field sobriety tests. According to reports, Charles was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol following these tests and he submitted to a breath test which was a .095. This is over the .08 limit for Georgia drivers over the age of 21. Charles had a passenger in the car. Charles was taken to the Athens jail and released on bond shortly thereafter.
Charles, 21 years old, left UGA following his junior year and is ranked as the #2 prospect tight end in this year's NFL draft. He is considered the 38th best prospect overall in this draft.
Even for a first time DUI arrest, a DUI has serious consequences including probation, jail, fines, license suspension, and other sanctions. Hall County judges and prosecuting attorneys are tough on DUI. If you need advice regarding a DUI, probation, or alcohol or drug related offense, call our Hall County law office today for a free consultation. We can help you know what to expect and get the best possible results on your case. We proud serve north Georgia and all parts of Hall County including Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Oakwood.