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DUI Driver Crashes into Sheriff's Deputy

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 22-year-old man in another state was arrested for DUI and DUI involving property damage after crashing into an off-duty sheriff's deputy's cruiser. The officer was heading home after working an off-duty detail at the time of the early morning crash. The DUI driver was traveling with only his parking lights.

The deputy turned left as the DUI driver drove on the dark street without his lights, causing the crash. It was believed that the driver was impaired with narcotics.

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