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.
It is illegal in Georgia to drive any kind of vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, including automobiles, boats, bicycles, horses, scooters and motorized lawnmowers. A 54-year-old Georgia man was recently arrested while driving a motorized mower in the middle of the street. According to the police report the mower was pulling a small trailer. The driver admitted to the arresting officer that he had been drinking. He was arrested for DUI, driving a vehicle without a driver's license and failure to maintain lane. The arrest was a parole violation and it was learned that the man had served six sentences in Georgia state prison between 1974 and 1997. 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