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Driver Arrested for DUI after Rear-Ending Police Car

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 24-year-old driver in another state was arrested for DUI after rear-ending a police car. The police officer was providing backup for an early morning traffic stop in the center lane; his patrol car's emergency lights were flashing. The officer was standing outside his patrol car when another vehicle struck it from behind, sending the cruiser approximately 50 feet down the road.


According to the police report the driver was unhurt and was found sitting on the curb with bloodshot eyes, flushed skin, slurred speech and an odor of alcohol emanating from him. He attempted to do a field sobriety test but nearly fell down and the test was stopped. The driver's breath test indicated a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.212.


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