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 49-year-old Georgia man was arrested late at night for DUI. He was stopped after an officer observed him make a wide U-turn at a stop sign then momentarily lose control after the turn.
The driver failed field sobriety tests and was unable to maintain his balance. His blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of arrest was 0.15 percent. He surrendered the car to a 19-year-old passenger who he said he met earlier in the evening at a strip club. Upon reaching the jail, the man's BAC results were 0.142 percent.
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.