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 19-year-old woman in another state was arrested for DUI two days after leaving a treatment facility.
The woman rear-ended a car with her Mercedes and told officers she had been texting at the time of the crash. A passenger in her car was a friend she had met while in rehab. The driver and passenger were taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were also hospitalized.
While at the hospital officers questioned the woman and noted that she had slurred speech and bloodshot eyes. She admitted that she had been partying with friends she had met while at the treatment facility.
While the woman was being driven to the police station for booking she reached into her underwear and handed officers a baggie of marijuana.
The woman was charged with one count of DUI, five counts of DUI property damage/personal injury and one count of marijuana possession.
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