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 the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, an unrestrained 8-month-old baby and a family dog were killed in a DUI-related head-on accident. The baby's 31-year-old father was intoxicated when he crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a taxi. The father was arrested and charged with DUI homicide and driving under the influence of drugs.
Additionally, the baby's mother was hospitalized with internal injuries. The deceased baby's two siblings were also hospitalized following the accident. None of the children were restrained at the time of the incident.
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.