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 man in another state was hospitalized with near-fatal injuries after the car in which he was riding collided with a concrete barrier. The single-car accident was caused by alcohol impairment according to a police report. A 23-year-old woman was arrested and charged with DUI.
The driver refused a breath test at the scene but officers noted that when the breath machine was held near the woman's mouth it detected alcohol. Police obtained a search warrant and drew blood against the woman's consent.
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.