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 54-year-old woman in another state was arrested for DUI after stumbling into officers during her field sobriety test.
Police were called to a gas station after the woman verbally accosted patrons and employees while making a purchase. She reportedly sat in her car for over 30 minutes drinking alcohol.
During her field sobriety test the woman was singing and dancing and stumbled into officers. Officers found multiple open containers in her car after the woman was arrested.
The woman claimed to have been lost though her residence was in the area. Upon arriving at the local jail she urinated in her pants, refused to take a breath test and admitted she forgot that she was carrying marijuana in her purse.
The woman was charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and smuggling contraband into a detention facility.
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