According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), DUI accident fatalities increased from 9,865 in 2011 to 10,322 in 2013. The NHTSA reported that the majority of DUI accidents with fatalities involved drivers whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15 percent or higher, or almost twice the legal limit. 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 53-year-old man in another state was arrested and charged with DUI after driving to multiple bars on a riding lawnmower. According to the police report the man was stopped while riding on a road after leaving the second bar.
After the late-night stop the man was observed with bloodshot and watery eyes, an odor of alcohol on his breath, difficulty with motor skills, slurred speech and he was unable to stand without support. He refused roadside sobriety tests and blood or breath tests.
The man had been cited and arrested for multiple traffic offenses and he had a revoked driver's license at the time he was arrested on the riding mower.
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