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Senate Majority Leader's Wife Fined and Granted Diversion for DUI

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 state Senate Majority Leader's wife was granted diversion and fined as part of an agreement that would dismiss DUI charges against her. The woman was arrested after colliding with another car; neither driver was injured in the accident. According to court records the woman's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.159 percent, nearly 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.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia