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 drunk 21-year-old woman in another state was arrested and charged with DUI, fourth-degree assault, driving with a suspended license and malicious mischief when she drove over landscaping and destroyed a menu board at a Jack in the Box drive-thru. Damage was estimated at $18,000 though nobody was hurt by the woman's driving.
According to the police report the woman backed into the drive-thru lane, crossing over a median and into a water meter and some shrubs. The driver then sideswiped the menu board, nearly knocking it from its metal mount. Employees detained the driver, who reportedly fought and attempted to bite them.
The driver had outstanding warrants for DUI and driving with a suspended license.
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.