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Must a driver have a BAC greater than .08 in order to be liable for my injuries from an Atlanta DUI accident?


Georgia uses the terms DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) interchangeably, but the term DUI because encompasses drugs as well as alcohol.

In Georgia, a BAC of 0.08% or higher automatically counts as a DUI, but if an officer observes that a drivers ability to operate a vehicle is impaired, the driver can be charged with a DUI with a BAC of lower than 0.08%.  In either case, if a driver is driving recklessly, whether he is impaired or not, he is liable for the injuries he causes in an Atlanta car crash.

To learn more about the rights of drunk driving victims, contact Atlanta car crash attorney Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia