Driver Who Killed Pedestrian on J.R. Allen Parkway Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

November 25, 2018

COLUMBUS, GA- writes that a man from Columbus was arrested following a fatal accident that took place at Veterans Parkway and J.R. Allen Parkway.

The victim, Richard Bryan Lamb, 32, was transported to the Piedmont Columbus Regional hospital where he was declared dead at a little before 1 in the morning. The Muscogee County Coroner states that Lamb walked into the intersection where he was hit by a vehicle. In previous reports, the incident was referred to as an accident, and police had not yet filed charges. 

However, the driver, Justin Bolin, 35, of Columbus was later charged with “homicide by vehicle, abandonment of controlled substance, tampering with evidence, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and possession of marijuana.”

Bolin entered a not-guilty plea. 

Impaired driving is illegal in every state, regardless of whether the drug is a prescription medication, street drug or legal drug such as alcohol, or in some places, marijuana. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a roadside survey conducted in 2013 and 2014 found that one out of five drivers during nighttime hours on the weekend tested positive for some type of drug. The results of the survey indicated a 48 percent increase in drivers testing positive for drugs between 2007 and 2013-2014. 

Marijuana is found in driver’s systems more often than any drug other than alcohol. Marijuana’s impact on driving is not as well studied as alcohol, but research indicates that the drug “impairs psychomotor skills, lane tracking, and cognitive functions.” The impact makes driving under the influence of marijuana dangerous. 

The NHTSA is conducting research to understand drugged driving betterand to develop better screening methods. 

Accident News is an archive of select Georgia accidents, designed to alert and educate drivers, to help them avoid the most common causes of motor vehicle crashes.  If you or a family member are injured in an accident, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at  For more information about Montlick & Associates’ award-winning public service programs click here.  

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333


* This blog is intended to provide the public with news concerning serious automobile accidents and related stories. Although we are receiving this information from news organizations, initial reports may be different from conclusions reached by law enforcement personnel and other organizations, upon further investigation. Therefore, the accuracy of the content is not guaranteed. The information published here is based on information that has already been reported by a news organization, or other sources, and we cannot and do not assume responsibility for its accuracy. The source that we utilized at the time is provided above. If this posting pertains to you or your family and you do not wish for it to be on our website, please email us at [email protected] and we will be happy to remove it, but when doing so, please include a link to the the article that you wish to be taken down.

Category: Accident News

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.