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 21-year-old Georgia woman was charged with DUI and serious injury by vehicle after she struck two other cars and injured both drivers.
The woman drifted from her lane and struck the driver's side of another car. The young woman's car then rebounded into oncoming traffic where she continued driving, striking another car head-on. Both of the drivers she hit were hospitalized.
The driver was charged with DUI and failure to maintain lane.
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.