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.
A 21-year-old Georgia man was stopped by Athens police officers for driving a golf cart without any headlights in the early morning hours. The man admitted he had come from a bar and claimed that he had found the Athens Convention Center golf cart laying on its side and merely wanted to make sure it was operable. A bicycle officer watched as the golf cart driver made an illegal U-turn while driving without lights. The man was charged with DUI and theft by receiving since the golf cart did not belong to him.
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.