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 29-year-old Georgia fire chief was arrested for DUI and placed on leave pending an investigation. The fire chief, who had been honored earlier in the week for exceptional service during a triple fatality auto accident in November, was arrested for DUI and speeding in the early morning hours. Nobody was injured as a result of his driving. According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four million Americans admit driving after drinking. The CDC's low estimate of alcohol-impaired driving based on the survey results came to 112 million times. 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.