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 22-year-old man was arrested for DUI in another state after police found him asleep behind the wheel with his motor running. He failed field sobriety tests and his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.198 and 0.204, more than twice the legal limit.
Police did an inventory of the car before it was towed and found a glass pipe with marijuana residue and marijuana in the roof sunglass holder.
The man was also charged with marijuana possession and drug equipment possession.
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.