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 Georgia woman was charged with DUI after her Honda Accord collided with a Ford Super Duty Truck, causing both vehicles to leave the road and flip. The truck's driver had to be removed with the "Jaws of Life" apparatus and was hospitalized in critical condition.
The Accord's driver was arrested and charged with DUI, failure to maintain lane and serious injury by vehicle.
According to a recent survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), four million Americans admit driving after drinking. The CDC's low estimate of alcohol-impaired driving based on the survey results came to 112 million times.
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.