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 man in another state who had recently left rehab after his third DUI conviction was struck and killed by an underage drunk driver. The 38-year-old was riding a bicycle when he was struck and killed by a 19-year-old driver who had been drinking.
The 38-year-old had been sentenced the day before he died to five years of probation and 45 days in jail for a third DUI conviction. He pleaded guilty to DUI in 2005 and in 2009 and to public intoxication in 2012. He was arrested on a third DUI a month after his public intoxication arrest.
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.