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 26-year-old man in another state rear-ended an unmarked police car and then drove away from the accident scene. The man was stopped a short time later and nearly fell into moving traffic. The man refused to perform field sobriety tests and insisted that he had not been drinking.


After being arrested and transported to jail the man took a breath test that registered his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at 0.353 and 0.365 percent, more than four times the legal limit. He was charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage and DUI with property damage.


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.


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