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 33-year-old woman who crashed into some bushes along a highway in another state told a responding officer that the accident happened because she is "considered an alcoholic." The woman admitted to drinking and failed field sobriety tests.


After being transported to the jail the woman's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.41 percent, more than five times the legal limit. Because the BAC was so high the woman was immediately transported to the hospital for observation. Upon sobering up she was transported back to the jail.


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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