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 43-year-old man was arrested for DUI in another state after he failed to complete a field sobriety test. Officers asked the man 16 times to complete the test, called a "walk and turn" exercise. The man claimed he could not complete the test because he couldn't dance like Britney Spears.
The man took a breath test that registered a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.219 and 0.222 percent, over twice the legal limit.
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.