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DUI Driver Head-Butts Officer, Attempts to Take His Sidearm

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 35-year-old man in another state was pulled over in the early morning hours for driving erratically and was being transferred to the hospital for a DUI blood test.

While en route to the hospital to the hospital the man allegedly tried to hang himself with the seat belt in the cruiser. When an officer tried to stop him, the man wrestled with the officer for control of the officer's gun. The man then head-butted the officer.

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