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. Clayton County DUI injury attorney Shane Smith can sort through the intermingled laws that potentially create complications in a DUI case.
There have been over 300 fatal DUI accidents in Georgia each year from 1995 until 2008. In those accidents there were close to 400 fatalities each year. In those same accidents, over 400 people each year were killed when a driver even had a trace of alcohol in his system. Nearly 30 percent of Georgia auto accidents involve someone who was impaired due to excess alcohol consumption.
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.