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 44-year-old Georgia man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for DUI and reckless driving in a 2013 hit-and-run auto accident that killed an 11-year-old. The driver had three prior DUI convictions and was speeding at the time of the accident. The boy's body reportedly went airborne more than 50 feet before he landed on the car's windshield. The car left the accident scene but was followed by a witness who reported the vehicle's license plate.
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.