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 allegedly intoxicated 38-year-old Georgia man recently crashed his car through the front of an Atlanta pharmacy then left the scene and went to a nearby bar where he resumed drinking.
According to Georgia State Patrol officers the man lost control of his car while making a left turn and crossed a parking area. The car jumped a curb before crashing through the pharmacy's front glass window. Ironically, the car narrowly missed crashing into a DUI school located next to the pharmacy.
Witnesses reported seeing the man exit his car and walk to a nearby bar. Officers arriving at the scene found the car partially inside the pharmacy. According to the police report the man was drinking a beer and was arrested after being allowed to pay his tab.
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