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 62-year-old Georgia man was charged with drunk driving recently while he visited the Sheriff's office.
An officer observed the man park his car in the Sheriff's Office parking lot then walk inside the lobby. The officer detected the smell of alcohol on the man's breath while he talked to others in line in the lobby.
According to the police report the officer asked the man to take a breath test. The man was told he could refuse to take the test but he agreed to take it and blew a 0.14 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC). The man was charged with DUI as the officer claimed that he observed the man driving his vehicle before entering the police station.
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.