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 50-year-old Georgia woman was arrested early in the evening for DUI. She was observed driving on the wrong side of the road and was followed by law enforcement into a mall parking lot. There, the woman stumbled out of her car and into a flowerbed. Her arresting BAC was 0.226 percent.
According to the police report the woman had slurred speech and told the officer that she had consumed three or four beers in the prior hour. The officer noticed an unopened cold can of beer in the driver's door when she got out.
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.