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.
According to a police report, a 53-year-old middle school science teacher in another state crashed her van into a truck and left the accident scene. A witness observed the accident and followed the van until it parked then called police.
The arresting officer noticed an empty gallon jug of wine behind the driver's seat and a strong alcohol smell coming from the driver. He noted that her eyes were bloodshot and partially closed.
The woman was handcuffed and placed in the police car for booking. While en route to the police station the teacher asked how much money it would take for the officer to release her without charging her. She also offered to perform oral sex on the officer and to let him fondle her.
The woman was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with damage, resisting an officer without violence, driving with a suspended license and attempted bribery of a public servant.
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