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 43-year-old man attempted to flee a traffic stop in another state after driving the wrong way on a one-way street. The driver took off on foot but was soon arrested and charged with DUI, driving with a suspended license and resisting arrest.
While police were pursuing the driver his 32-year-old passenger took off in the car. She was found a short time later at a gas station and was charged with DUI and disorderly conduct.
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.