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 39-year-old man in another state pled not guilty to DUI and involuntary manslaughter charges after an accident that killed his 46-year-old fiancée. The two were on a hunting trip scouting for elk when a fatal accident occurred.
The man claims that his fiancée jumped from his moving vehicle and suffered fatal injuries. However, prosecutors noted that the woman's blood was on the front of the vehicle. A forensic expert estimated the man's blood alcohol concentration was 0.14 percent at the time of the accident.
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.