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. Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.
A 49-year-old Georgia man was arrested in the early morning hours for DUI while he was eating in a restaurant. A motorist had called police about a vehicle driving erratically as if the driver might be drunk. The motorist was inside a restaurant when an officer arrived. The officer noticed that the man was unsteady when picking up his food and appeared to have difficulty concentrating.
According to the police report the man told the officer that he had a couple beers at a bar but changed his story on how long he had been at the bar. The police report did not indicate if any field sobriety tests were administered before the man was arrested for DUI.
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.