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 a police report, a 56-year-old high school teacher was arrested for DUI on her way to school. Witnesses called police after observing the woman driving 20 mph and swerving across two lanes. Police stopped her after observing her doing the same thing.

 

The woman claimed she was driving 45 mph. Officers conducted field sobriety tests that the driver failed. Over two hours after she was stopped the woman's breath test revealed blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of 0.258 and 0.273 percent, more than three times the legal limit.

 

The teacher had been arrested for DUI earlier in the year.

 

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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