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Georgia Legislator Arrested for DUI for Third Time in Three Years

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 legislator was arrested for DUI for the second time in less than four months and the third time in three years. Rep. Chuck Sims was arrested in the early morning hours in July and charged with DUI. He had been arrested for DUI in April as well.


The legislator was pulled over after an officer watched him stop 30 yards from a traffic light while the light was green. He then drove erratically, randomly changing lanes. After being stopped by police he performed some field sobriety tests but refused to take others and also refused to take an alcohol breath test.


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.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia