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DUI Driver Charges Police Cruiser, Crashes into Street Sign

According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI accident fatalities increased from 9,865 in 2011 to 10,322 in 2013. The NHTSA reported that the majority of DUI accidents with fatalities involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15 percent or higher, or almost twice the legal limit. 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 25-year-old man in another state hit a parked car, nearly crashed into a police cruiser and drove through city streets with a street sign lodged under his truck before being arrested for DUI.

The early morning incident began when the truck revved its tires as it faced a police cruiser. The truck drove toward the police car, turning onto the sidewalk and taking down a "no parking" sign which became lodged in the truck's undercarriage. The truck continued down the street while dragging the sign then turned into a parking lot. The truck finally came to a stop with a flat tire.

Multiple witnesses reported that the truck had hit a parked car shortly before encountering the police cruiser. The driver was charged with DUI and 10 traffic violations. His BAC was 0.20 according to a chemical test administered at 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.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia