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 48-year-old woman in another state was arrested for DUI after speeding through a school zone with a child in her car.
The woman had been reported to police for being intoxicated while she was drinking in a nearby restaurant. She had an 8-year-old child with her whom she claimed she was home schooling while at the restaurant. An officer stopped her for traveling 36 mph in a 20 mph school zone a short time later.
According to the arrest report the woman claimed she was teaching the child a lesson while she was drinking at the restaurant. She was arrested after a breath test showed her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.178 percent.
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