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.
According to a police report, a 36-year-old woman in another state crashed into another car in her apartment complex parking lot and could not identify where she was.
The woman, who had children ages 10 and 6 in her car, took two breath tests that registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.292 and 0.306 percent, nearly four times the legal limit. She was charged with two counts of child abuse that could result in physical or mental injury of a child and DUI.
Witnesses reported seeing the woman circle the parking lot several times before parking diagonally in a space, striking a nearby parked car. Police reported that the woman admitted to drinking vodka and cranberry juice but could only say she had consumed "too many."
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