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Man Charged with DUI, Abandoning Injured Girlfriend after Crash

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 drunk driver struck a tree and fled the accident scene, leaving his injured girlfriend to die in the mangled truck. The 26-year-old driver, who was found near the scene hiding behind a shed, did not possess a valid driver's license and was on probation for cocaine possession. He was charged with eight offenses including DUI, homicide by vehicle, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless driving and driving without a license. He could also be charged with failure to render aid to his injured girlfriend.

 

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.

 

 

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Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia