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Woman Arrested for DUI Attempts to Steal Patrol Car

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.


According to a police report, a 24-year-old woman in another state who was arrested for DUI and for providing a false name to a police officer attempted to flee in the police car. The woman had been placed in handcuffs in the back of the patrol car but slipped out of them. She then climbed over the divider window and attempted to drive away in the patrol car. The officer stopped her but not before she punched him several times.


The woman was charged with multiple offenses besides the DUI including battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest and escape. It was the woman's fourth arrest in three years.


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