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How do I spot a drunk driver in Kentucky?

Getting behind the wheel to go to school or work each day is more dangerous than many drivers might think. Driving is a dangerous task that many take for granted. The task becomes even more dangerous due to those who make poor decisions to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. So, how do you spot a drunk driver in Kentucky?

Expect increased DUI patrols over holidays in Kentucky

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) want to remind traveling motorists that law enforcement will be out in force this holiday season. Their number one goal is to prevent drunk driving.

Steps to take after a drunk driving accident

A car accident is scary enough as it is. It can be downright overwhelming if the accident is caused by a drunk driver. Being involved in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson is not uncommon. You should know the proper steps to take following such an accident so you protect your rights and begin the legal process to recover compensation for your injuries.

How to resume driving after a drunk driving accident

Being the victim of a drunk driving accident can be downright traumatizing. Even if you weren't injured, the drunk driver might have suffered injuries or even been killed. This is a traumatic experience for anyone of any age or driving level. Here are some tips you can use to resume driving after being involved in a drunk driving accident in Jefferson.

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.

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