Everything You Need to Know About Coweta County DUI Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2008 there were 372 fatal accidents on Georgia roads that involved at least one operator that had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Georgia DUI accidents killed 416 people that involved an intoxicated driver with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least 0.08% or higher.

While these drivers, with a blood alcohol content of 0.08%, are considered to be at the legal limit for a Coweta County passenger car driver, lower blood alcohol content (BAC) levels can still produce deadly results:

  • Drivers in Newnan and elsewhere in Georgia with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels between 0.01% and 0.07% contributed to at least 73 deaths.
  • Drivers with blood alcohol content (BAC) levels of 0.01% or higher contributed to 489 deaths.

As you can see, when motor vehicle operators in Georgia consume any amount of alcohol there is an increased chance in DUI accident deaths. While many drunk drivers operating under the influence of alcohol believe they can refuse a chemical test to determine their level of alcohol intoxication, they are wrong. According to Georgia’s “per se” laws, anyone who undertakes the privilege of driving on the public roads can be administered a chemical test.

In fact, there are different levels of the legal limit for drivers to be intoxicated on Newnan roads.  Georgia residents 21 years of age and old, driving with blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08 have reached the legal limit and may be arrested for DUI, especially if they are involved in a DUI accident. Georgia residents under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of 0.02% may be arrested for DUI – this is as little as one beer or glass of wine! Commercial drivers’ legal limit blood alcohol content is 0.04%

As a Georgia driver, you unfortunately have a high chance of being involved in a DUI accident. The Law Offices of Shane Smith can help you become financially whole from your physical and emotional injuries sustained from your DUI accident. Looking at our guide, I Was Hit By A Drunk Driver: What Do I Do Next? will help calm your anxiety and help you get prepared for your free legal consultation by calling (888) 927-6955.  

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