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.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a Georgia ambulance crew was injured when their emergency vehicle was struck by a DUI driver who ran a red light. The early morning accident left two ambulance crew members hospitalized.
According to the police report the driver of the other vehicle attempted to leave the scene but his truck lost one of its front tires in the accident, rendering it inoperable. The driver was cited for failing to obey a traffic signal and DUI.
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.