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 man arrived drunk at his sentencing for a DUI probation violation, then fled from court. The 44-year-old was drunk and was sentenced to 63 days in jail for failing to pay fines on a prior DUI. He ran from the court and was subdued with a Taser.
The man faces new charges of DUI, reckless driving, fleeing and attempting to elude, aggravated assault on a police officer, obstruction and driving with a suspended license. He drove from the court and led police on a high-speed chase before pulling into an office park.
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.