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.
Two Chinese exchange students were injured in another state when they were struck in another state by a hit-and-run DUI driver. The students were riding bicycles near a beach when they were hit by the driver. Police later found a vehicle matching witness descriptions that had extensive body damage.
The vehicle's driver was arrested and charged with two counts of DUI with serious bodily injury, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and failure to immediately report an accident.
The two students were hospitalized as a result of the accident; one was in critical condition and the other was in stable condition.
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