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Guilty plea reached in fatal Kentucky DUI crash

A guilty plea has been submitted in a fatal Kentucky DUI crash stemming back to 2016. The plea was entered late in August. The crash killed a teen from Sebree last year. The guilty plea of manslaughter is a lesser charge for the defendant in the case, a 20-year-old from Union County.

Explaining an ignition interlock device in Kentucky

Kentucky has strict laws governing driving under the influence (DUI), protecting victims of these incidents and sometimes tragic accidents. For those who have been charged with DUI, there is a device known as the ignition interlock that tests the alcohol level of the driver prior to driving a vehicle. This is a deterrent for repeat offenses and a method to protect innocent victims.

Officer cleared by appeals court of false testimony

An officer has been cleared by an appeals court in the state of Kentucky for reportedly giving false testimony in a drunk driving case stemming from 2015. The Kentucky Court of appeals issued its ruling last week and stated that a judge's finding that a Metro Police Officer provided false testimony was "wholly unsupported."

Alleged drunk driver claims the life of a Jefferson County woman

A 35-year-old man has been charged with murder for his alleged role in causing a fatal Jefferson County, Kentucky, crash the afternoon of Monday, May 22, 2017. The crash, which occurred around 12:30 p.m., along National Turnpike, claimed the life of a 41-year-old woman at the accident scene.

Dangers of drunk driving taught to teenagers in Kentucky

The dangers of drunk driving are being taught to teenagers in the state of Kentucky. In 2016, 834 people died in car accidents. Of those 834 victims, 20 percent were accidents that involved drunk drivers. A program has been running for the last couple of years at Greenwood High School, educating teenagers about the dangers of drunk driving.

DUI rates skyrocket in city that bans ridesharing companies

Last year, Austin made headlines by imposing stringent regulation on ridesharing companies. The basic effect of these regulations was to impose the same expensive restrictions on rideshare companies, as taxi companies. To the layperson, these regulations may seem only fair. But to frequent users of cabs, it did little to deter unscrupulous and dangerous behavior among taxi drivers and only served to chase away cheaper and more efficient alternatives.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in four more states

Recreational marijuana is now legal on both coasts and for millions of Americans. While November 8th will be remembered for numerous firsts and unexpected outcomes, the legalization of marijuana should not be overstated. This post will go over marijuana legalization and remind you that driving while under the influence of drugs is still a huge liability risk.

Effects of alcohol in the morning after

Most adults are well-aware of the adverse effects of alcohol. Most of the time, they are able to identify when they should not drive. Calling a driver or an Uber when you have had too much to drink at night after a party is a great way to avoid DUI charges.

Dealing with a DUI charge

Driving under the influence of alcohol or any other intoxicant is considered a crime in all states. The offense is more formally known as a DUI. A DUI conviction may result in heavy fines, criminal record and even jail time. In some cases, driving privileges may also be taken away. Drunk driving is dangerous and can cause death or serious injuries to the parties involved. According to statistics, one person is fatally injured due to drunk driving every 48 mins in the US.

So You've Been in an Accident. What's Next?

The moments immediately following an auto accident are probably the most stressful moments in a person's life. Crashing into another vehicle is frightening no matter who is involved and how low the impact is. The only thing a person can do is try to stay calm and follow a several-point strategy that can bring him or her through the ordeal as safely and as sanely as possible. The following are five tips for what one should do directly following an auto accident:

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