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.

 

A 34-year-old man in another state was arrested for DUI after crashing his car with a 7-year-old boy in the back seat.

 

According to the police report the man rear-ended another vehicle, injuring the driver. Police who responded noted that the man was off balance and performed field sobriety tests. The man admitted to drinking just before he drove. He did not mention that the child was in the back seat. The child needed to be air lifted to a hospital for emergency surgery.

 

The police reported noted that the driver had a revoked license from a prior DUI. He refused a breath test and was arrested on eight charges including child neglect with great bodily harm, DUI and serious bodily injury to another, DUI alcohol or drugs second offense, driving on a permanently revoked license and careless driving.

 

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.

 

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia

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