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 state Senate Minority Leader's wife was convicted of misdemeanor DUI for a second time. The woman was convicted of all charges against her, including DUI (second offense), refusing a preliminary breath test and driving without headlights. Her husband is the longest-serving legislator in the state's history.
After the woman's first DUI conviction she became a participant and advocate of Alcoholics Anonymous. She was arrested in the second incident after being observed driving erratically.
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 Shane Smith Law to schedule a free legal consultation.