A party occurred at a hotel in a room reserved by the person who also provided alcohol, an unregistered guest, who was of legal drinking age, that attended the party left the hotel and was arrested for a DUI. Can the person reserving the room and who provided the alcohol be charged with any violation in GA?
If the person arrested for DUI caused a wreck and someone was hurt, the injured person can bring a civil "dram shop" action for damages against the person who provided the alcohol, if there is evidence that the person who provided the alcohol knew that the person later arrested for DUI would be driving and continued to serve him after he was visibly intoxicated. If your question is about criminal responsibility, the provider of alcohol is not likley to face criminal charges unless the person arrested for DUI was a minor. If someone was injured, the person providing the alcohol should investigate whether there is insurance coverage available to cover the loss and should give notice to his insurance carrier.
It would be difficult to imagine that the person serving alcohol could be criminally charged under the circumstances that you have described. Georgia law does make it an offense for the owner of a motor vehicle to permit another to operate a vehicle in violation of the law. O.C.G.A. 40-1-3. However that doesn't seem to be the situation you are describing.
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