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 39-year-old Georgia woman was arrested for DUI after she struck a curb and flipped her car while driving a child to school. The woman was charged with DUI, reckless driving, DUI with passenger under 14, serious injury by vehicle and failure to maintain lane. Two passengers were ejected and sustained serious injuries when the vehicle first struck a curb and then a mailbox before flipping. The driver and a fourth passenger sustained minor injuries.
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 Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.