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 Gwinnett County woman was arrested after allegedly driving drunk while transporting six children.
The woman and another person were warned by an off duty police officer to leave a local roller skating rink when it appeared they were intoxicated. Soon thereafter the woman was seen bumping against curbs as she was leaving the parking lot. The woman had six children in the car between the ages of 5 and 12 years old.
The deputy pursued the woman and pulled over her vehicle after he observed it swerving multiple times. The woman initially denied having anything to drink then said she had consumed two drinks. It was unclear where she obtained the alcohol as the roller skating rink does not serve any. There was no report of whether an alcohol breath test, blood test or field sobriety test was done to verify intoxication. The woman was arrested on six counts of child endangerment, DUI and other charges.
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