On July 1, 2010 texting while driving became illegal in Georgia. If pulled over, you face a $150 fine and one point on your driver's license. More importantly for those suspected of DUI, it is one more reason for law enforcement to stop someone. If they suspect a driver is DUI after they pull them over, they can then request Field Sobriety Tests and tests of blood, breath, or urine. This could lead to more DUI arrests.