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.
An Atlanta driver who was recently pulled over for going in excess of 80 miles per hour in a 65 mph zone was arrested for DUI. According to the police report, the 47-year-old man was pulled over for speeding but was swaying during a field sobriety test and could not maintain his balance. The driver, who said he was coming from a party where he had one beer, then took a breath test that resulted in a reading above the legal limit.
The driver identified his three passengers as his children, ages 11, 13 and 15. He was arrested for DUI and child endangerment.
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.