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 police officer was recently fired after being charged with DUI. The officer was initially placed on administrative duty pending an internal investigation but was terminated before the DUI blood test results came back as a result of a reckless driving pattern.
According to the police chief, the officer had a record of unprofessional and erratic driving, and had been previously reprimanded for his driving.
The officer was charged with DUI eight months earlier and resigned from another law enforcement position. He was driving a county-issued vehicle at the time of his first arrest and the vehicle sustained two flat tires in the incident.
The officer struck a deer while driving just a night before the second 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.