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 fire lieutenant was arrested and charged with DUI, reckless driving, criminal trespass and theft by taking. He was arrested after driving his truck into a ditch.
The police report indicated that the arresting officer smelled alcohol on the fire lieutenant. He allegedly also drove "donuts" with his truck, flinging mud on a property before stealing two flags, an American and a Georgia Bulldogs banner.
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