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.
An intoxicated Georgia man led police on a high-speed chase after they attempted to stop him for stealing a classic car.
Police noticed a classic Corvette and discovered that it had been stolen when they checked its license plates. They attempted to stop the car but its driver led the officers on a high-speed chase. The fleeing driver lost control in a curve, left the roadway and overturned in a ditch, landing upside down. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.178 and he was arrested after being treated at the hospital. The driver was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and attempting to elude, DUI and reckless driving.
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.