According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI accident fatalities increased from 9,865 in 2011 to 10,322 in 2013. The NHTSA reported that the majority of DUI accidents with fatalities involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15 percent or higher, or almost twice the legal limit. 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 28-year-old woman in another state was charged with DUI and risk of injury to a minor after fast-food workers told police she was drunk with a toddler in the car when she came to the drive-thru window. The driver told police that she had two glasses of wine before going to the restaurant. She had her 2-year-old daughter in the back seat.
According to the police report the woman had bloodshot eyes and failed a field sobriety test. She refused a breath test at the scene. The woman had been in rehab a week earlier but had checked herself 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.