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.
According to a police report, a county Sheriff (the chief of police for the rural law enforcement agency) in another state pulled over a driver for reckless driving. The Sheriff summoned a patrol officer who confirmed the Sheriff's suspicions: the driver was drunk.
The Sheriff was heading home late at night when he came across the erratic driver. He suspected the driver might be impaired from the six empty cans and three empty bottles of Bud Light rolling around inside the driver's car.
The 23-year-old man failed his field sobriety test and his breath analysis registered a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16 percent, or twice the legal limit.
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.