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A Sheriff's deputy resigned after being charged with DUI.

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,597 people were killed in United States traffic accidents in December 2010. Of those, 775 deaths involved alcohol-impaired drivers. A 2006 study by the NHTSA estimated that there is one drunk driving fatality in the United States every 30 minutes.

Georgia's Driving Under the Influence Laws are complex. Georgia DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.

A Georgia sheriff's deputy resigned after an off-duty accident where she was charged with DUI. The 27-year-old deputy was involved in an early morning accident where she lost control of her truck on a curve and left the roadway before striking several trees. Two passengers were injured and required hospitalization. The deputy was charged with failure to maintain lane and DUI.

The deputy was initially placed on leave by the sheriff's department pending an internal investigation. She resigned from her position several days later.

According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four million Americans admit driving after drinking. The CDC's low estimate of alcohol-impaired driving based on the survey results came to 112 million times.

If you have questions about Georgia DUI laws, get the answers in Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith's book, I Was Hit By a Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? Contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to schedule a free legal consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia