According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI accident fatalities increased from 9,865 in 2011 to 10,322 in 2013. The NHTSA reported that the majority of DUI accidents with fatalities involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15 percent or higher, or almost twice the legal limit. 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 drunk 68-year-old man in another state was killed after he apparently blacked out while driving. The man rear-ended a car and ricocheted into a parked car before he jumped a sidewalk and struck a 17-year-old carrying a 10-month-old baby. The car then crashed into the side of a storefront, which killed the driver. According to police reports the driver's BAC was 0.12 percent.
The teen and the baby were hospitalized and later released.
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