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 Georgia man was arrested after he crashed his truck into a tree following a high-speed chase with police. The man was stopped for driving 86 mph in a 65 mph zone on a highway when he drove off. Officers gave chase and the man lost control of his truck, crashing into a tree. The man refused to submit to an alcohol or drug test and was charged with DUI and several traffic violations. Nobody was injured in the crash though the man needed to be removed from his truck by firefighters who used the Jaws of Life device.
According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four million Americans admit driving after drinking. The CDC's low estimate of alcohol-impaired driving based on the survey results came to 112 million times.
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.