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 23-year-old man in another state was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he crashed his Corvette in an early morning single-car accident.
The man was allegedly speeding when he struck a curb and a light pole before the Corvette flipped. A passenger was ejected from the car and was found unconscious near the wreckage.
Several months before the accident the driver made headlines when television helicopters followed him as he sped on the highway on a motorcycle. The driver reached speeds of 120 mph and was doing dangerous stunts including wheelies and standing on the motorcycle. Police helicopters followed the man as he exited the highway and drove home. He was arrested and charged with reckless driving in 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 Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.