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Ignition Interlock Device Systems for Multiple DUI Conviction

Written by Joe Suhre on March 27, 2015 in Court Procedure, Driving Privileges, DUI Penalties

Ignition Interlock Device Systems for Multiple DUI Conviction Lexington drivers with multiple DUI charges within a five-year period face losing their driver’s privileges for a year or more, depending on the number of convictions. Multiple offenses mean heavy fines, hours of community service, and attendance at mandatory alcohol and substance abuse programs, all of which …Read More »

How Field Sobriety Tests Work

Written by Joe Suhre on March 13, 2015 in Defenses, Field Sobriety Test

How Field Sobriety Tests Work Law enforcement officers have a variety of different tools at their disposal to detect drunk drivers. However, many times the initial screening is performed in a much less technologically advanced way through the use of field sobriety tests. These tests are a battery of different examinations done by the officer …Read More »

Kentucky State Senate Passes Bill Toughening DUI Laws

Written by Joe Suhre on March 2, 2015 in Defenses, DUI Law

Kentucky State Senate Passes Bill Toughening DUI Laws Kentucky law punishes all DUIs seriously, but the penalties increase severely for repeat offenses within the state’s “lookback period,” the amount of time over which past DUIs can affect sentencing. At present, the lookback period in Kentucky is five years, but that may change soon. The Kentucky …Read More »

Refusing a Breath Test in Kentucky

Written by Joe Suhre on February 26, 2015 in DUI Law, DUI Penalties

Refusing a Breath Test in Kentucky One of the most frightening moments many drivers experience is when they see a police officer’s lights in their rear view mirror. Getting pulled over is at best a hassle, but it can also be stressful and confusing. People are not sure how to deal with the officers and …Read More »

Hit-and-Run DUI Driver May Face Enhanced Penalties

Written by Joe Suhre on February 6, 2015 in Driving Privileges, DUI Law, DUI Penalties

Hit-and-Run DUI Driver May Face Enhanced Penalties In September 2014, Lexington firefighter Jarrad McCargo backed his car into a pub and struck a pedestrian before driving off. Now McCargo may be facing serious consequences. He finds himself not only charged with DUI but also with leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree assault, and driving …Read More »