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Drunk Woman Drives Damaged Car to Jail, Arrested for DUI

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 33-year-old woman was arrested for DUI in another state after she drove into a jail's parking lot with recent damage to her car. According to the police report the vehicle had damage to the right side and the right rear rim had no tire attached. It was unclear if the woman knew she was driving on the rim. It was also unclear if the woman knew she had been in an accident.


Jail staff contacted law enforcement who performed field sobriety tests. The woman failed the tests and her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) measured 0.222 and 0.215 percent, more than 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.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia