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 30-year-old Georgia man was stopped for speeding on Interstate 75 and consented to a vehicle search. According to the police report, a plastic container holding a white, crystalline substance was found and seized. Tests showed the substance was 1,216 grams of methamphetamine with a street value of $150,000.
The driver and his passenger were both arrested. Subsequent blood tests revealed that the driver had methamphetamine in his system when he was arrested. They were both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The driver was additionally charged with DUI drugs.
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.