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Buford Georgia Man Killed in Suspected DUI Single Car Accident

November 15, 2010

A Buford man was killed when he lost control of his 1998 GMC Sonoma and his vehicle flipped over on Hog Mountain Road in Gwinnett County. The police reports indicate that Joe Archer lost control of his vehicle and crossed the centerline before hitting the curb on the other side of the road. Police indicated that they believe that alcohol contributed to the accident. Single car auto accidents typically involve younger male drivers and are often linked to sleepiness or alcohol use.

According to the Center for Disease Control, alcohol related auto accidents claim the lives of 32 people per day in the U.S. This means that a person is killed every 45 minutes in the U.S. by a drunk driver. While drunk driving related fatalities are declining, tragic accidents like this one are still a leading cause of serious injuries or death. At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing auto accident victims throughout Georgia who are hurt or killed by drunk drivers for over 38 years.

Drivers under the influence of alcohol remain one of the leading causes of serious accidents. Drunk driving still accounts for about one-third of all auto accident fatalities annually. A number of legal measures in Georgia have been taken that have had a role in reducing the drunk driving epidemic, including:

  • Lowering the BAC level at which a driver is presumed to be impaired to .08%
  • Placing restrictions on teenage drivers' licenses including a lower limit at which an underage driver is presumed to be impaired of .02 BAC
  • Stricter DUI penalties
  • Ignition interlock programs
  • Last call laws requiring bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol after a certain time
  • Dram shop laws which impose liability on businesses and social hosts that serve alcohol to drivers

Despite the success of these measures, an overwhelming number of drivers continue to ignore the danger driving under the influence of alcohol poses to themselves and others with whom they share the roadways. Law enforcement data indicates that about 1.4 million drivers are arrested annually across the country for drunk driving. While these statistics are disappointing, it is even more disturbing that approximately 159 million people report that they drive while under the influence of alcohol each year.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we know that when a drunk driving accident victim is killed that the victim was someone's parent, sibling or child. Our compassionate attorneys have represented auto accident victims throughout the Atlanta area and all of Georgia who have suffered serious injuries or death because of the reckless and irresponsible behavior of a drunk driver. We are committed to helping drunk driving accident victims seek the maximum possible compensation.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed by a drunk driver, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, will help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve as we have been doing for those throughout Georgia for over 38 years. Our Georgia drunk driving accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Call us today for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or visit us on the web at No matter where you are in Georgia, we are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you.

Category: Auto Accidents

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