How Long Does Alcohol Stay on Your Breath?

Getting pulled over by a police officer can be a nerve-wracking experience. This is especially true if and when an officer asks you to take a breathalyzer test to determine if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal limit. In Kentucky, a BAC of .08 or higher would be considered over the legal… read more

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 state senate recently passed a bill that would… read more

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 their requests. This only gets worse… read more

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 without insurance. Unbeknownst to the Lexington Fire… read more

Is My Breathalyzer Result Fair and Accurate?

Breath tests performed on a breathalyzer machine are a common sight in many Lexington DUI cases. The breathalyzer test is supposed to measure the ratio between the volume of that person’s breath an the alcohol contained in that breath sample and report a “breath alcohol concentration,” typically abbreviated as BrAC. In order to do this,… read more

The Sochi Olympics DUI Laws

The Sochi Winter Olympics will begin on Friday, February 7. Preparations read like a Russian novel where delays, shortages, and uncertainty prevail. One event could be a race to see if Sochi can finish the Olympic complex before the February 23 closing ceremony. In addition to the costs and efforts to create an infrastructure for… read more