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 26-year-old woman in another state was arrested in the early morning hours after being observed driving erratically. The woman's car repeatedly crossed multiple traffic lanes before she was stopped.
The arresting officer smelled alcohol on the woman and noticed her slurred speech. She admitted that she had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. When examining the driver's eyes the officer noticed something odd and asked if she had any medical problems. The woman explained that she was wearing zombie contact lenses for a costume party. The police report noted that the woman's eyes were red.
An hour after being arrested the woman performed a breath test where her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.121 percent.
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