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Georgia Man Charged with DUI Had Whiskey in Powerade Bottle

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 38-year-old Georgia man was recently charged with DUI after being stopped for speeding. The man was going 45 mph in a 25 mph zone and initially copperated with the police officer.


While writing the citation the arresting officer noticed a plastic cherry-flavored Powerade sports drink bottle in the car. According to the police report, the bottle contained a dark-colored liquid that the officer indicated was unlike any color variety of sports drink with which he was familiar. The officer indicated that the liquid smelled exactly like Jack Daniels whiskey. The driver was arrested for DUI.


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