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 28-year-old man was arrested in another state for his fourth DUI after police found him bloody and crying following an apparent accident. The man told officers an SUV collided with his car, causing the airbags to deploy. He said he followed the vehicle and realized it had no damage.
The officers returned with the man to where he said he saw the other vehicle. The occupants apparently had been waiting for the other driver but he had driven away without rendering aid or exchanging information.
The man was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and resisting without violence. While he was being transported to the police station for a breath test he told officers he felt sick and they lowered the window. He proceeded to vomit on the side of the patrol car.
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.