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Georgia Driver Arrested for DUI after Accident with Patrol Car

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.


A recent auto accident between a county Sheriff's Office police car and a pickup resulted in the truck driver's arrest for DUI.


According to the Georgia State Patrol, a police cruiser was responding to a non-emergency call without activating its lights and siren. A truck driver was making an illegal left turn off Georgia Highway 20 at the time of the accident. The police cruiser broadsided the truck, injuring the officer.


The truck driver refused to submit to a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test and was arrested for DUI.


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