Peachtree Corners, GA- Actor Seth Gilliam, known to fans of “The Walking Dead” as the somewhat psychotic Father Gabriel, was arrested in Georgia over the weekend for DUI, marijuana possession and speeding over 100 mph.
Gilliam was pulled over Sunday night in Peachtree City, which is south of Atlanta, after an officer clocked him doing 107 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to TMZ. Gilliam wasn’t just speeding, he was also allegedly drunk and was carrying a marijuana joint in a pack of cigarettes.
According to TMZ, Gilliam blew a .107 in breathalyzer and was taken to county lockup. The actor, who also starred in “The Wire” was charged with DUI, marijuana possession and speeding.
Police said Gilliam admitted to have three beers and a shot. Oops! (On a side note, if you are ever pulled over for a DUI, never tell police how much you have had to drink. Leave your responses to “Yes” and “No.”)
The popular AMC zombie show is currently on hiatus, but the crew is in Senoia, Georgia filming season six which won’t air
Gilliam isn’t the only “Walking Dead” star to be face DUI charges. Back in 2012, actor Scott Walker, who played Herschel Greene, was arrested and charged with DUI. At the time of his arrest, Walker offered to do yoga poses in lieu of sobriety tests, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Walker was also speeding before he was pulled over. His blood alcohol content was .143, almost twice the legal limit. Wilson admitted to police that he had wine and scotch at a nearby restaurant.
Now Gilliam will learn first-hand what a hassle a DUI charge is, but a conviction is not inevitable, especially if an offender retains a Georgia DUI attorney to work on their defense. Every DUI suspect has rights and having legal counsel will ensure those rights are respected.
In a Georgia, a first DUI conviction carries a penalty of 24 hours up to 1 year in jail, fines up to $1,000, minimum of one year license suspension and may be ordered to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle. Those can be heavy penalties so you need to take your DUI charges seriously and get expert legal help as soon as you can.
When you have been charged with a DUI, do the smart thing and contact a Peachtree Corners DUI attorney to work on your case. They will act with you best interests in mind and do what they can to minimize the consequences of your DUI charge. You can expect them to be candid you with and help you decide the best approach to take in your case. Sometimes a strong defense and a court appearance is the best approach and other times, accepting a plea bargain may be best. Either way, the DUI lawyers at USAttorneys will do everything in their power to get the best possible outcome for your case.