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 26-year-old woman was arrested in another state for DUI and oxycodone possession but claimed it was all just a misunderstanding.

 

The woman, who had three children under the age of 10 in the car, admitted she had been drinking but claimed her mother-in-law was driving when the car sped into a gas station. A station employee said he could smell alcohol coming from the car and took the keys. The woman claimed to be headed to jail to bail out her husband and was bringing him oxycodone. When approached by police she got out of the car and walked away.

 

The woman was charged with a DUI, possession of oxycodone, and tampering with evidence.

 

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

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