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 28-year-old Georgia man was arrested for DUI and indecent exposure when police allegedly caught him in public wearing nothing but high heels and a turban. When police confronted the man he was attempting to put on pink women's underwear. He attempted to escape but was apprehended and arrested.
Several days before the arrest the same man was stopped by police for an alleged DUI violation but he fled and escaped arrest.
Police allege that while fleeing during the alleged indecent exposure incident the man dropped a bag containing marijuana and cocaine. During the man's previous incident, when police failed to arrest him for DUI, police claim that they discovered marijuana and cocaine inside the man's vehicle.
The two incidents led to charges of public indecency, two counts of obstruction of a law enforcement officer, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, two counts of possession of marijuana, driving under the influence 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.