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Know your limits to avoid driving drunk

The roads of Kentucky see all too many dangerous drivers. Some go too fast, some pay too little attention and many drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This final group can often be the most dangerous as they may believe that they are safe to drive even though they are not. Furthermore, their intoxication cannot only make them slow to react but can also lead them to drive erratically and unpredictably.

Kentucky woman facing DUI charge after hitting school bus

Most people think of DUI arrests as stemming from the use of alcohol or illegal drugs, but there’s another form of impairment that can be just as damaging. Drunk driving accidents can just as easily be caused by perfectly legal prescription drugs. Medicines like benzodiazepines, pain killers and even less potent drugs can slow reaction times or even cause drivers to zone out.

Driver blows 0.243 BAC after hitting parked cars in Louisville

In an effort not to be caught driving while intoxicated, too many drivers hastily depart an accident scene. It's difficult to quantify with certainty how many hit-and-runs are drunk driving accidents, since not all drivers are apprehended in time to be tested for blood-alcohol content levels. Still, anecdotal evidence shows that in a large proportion of cases in which the drivers are apprehended early enough, their blood-alcohol level is shown to be above Kentucky's legal limit for driving.

Louisville motorcycle death: Charges dropped against driver

After a fatal auto accident involving a drunk driver, the family of the deceased can usually count on police to closely investigate the circumstances of the crash. The criminal investigation of a fatal DUI accident can also bolster a wrongful death claim brought by the family of the deceased.

Twin baby girls in tragic Louisville crash: 1 dead, 1 critical

Even the most conscientious parent shares the roads of Kentucky with motorists that may show little respect for the safety of children. This is a risk that can have heart-breaking results, especially when a very young child dies in a preventable vehicle accident.

Police arrest Lexington party-goer for hit and run

Why do hit-and-run drivers flee? Sometimes they leave the scene because they are intoxicated and don't want to get arrested. Or the maybe the hit-and-run driver doesn't have a valid license. Other drivers flee the scene because they are in possession of an illegal substance. And still others have committed parole violations and don't want to return to prison.

Drunk driver in Kentucky drives wrong way and causes accident

Drunk driving accidents continue to be an issue in Kentucky. Recently, an alleged drunk driver drove the wrong way and crashed head-on into a semi truck. The accident occurred on Interstate 71. It is reported that the accident caused another semi truck to drive off the road and into a ditch. The driver was accused of driving while intoxicated by alcohol, in addition to other charges.

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