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Elizabethtown man faces 20 years in prison for fifth DUI

An Elizabethtown man may face up to 20 years in prison after a Hardin Circuit Court jury sentenced him for his fifth DUI conviction in eight years. The sentence clearly reflects the community's attitude toward those who repeatedly get behind the wheel after drinking, and the message is hard to miss.

Kentucky's Per Se provision

Kentucky has its own set of laws that govern how the legal system treats drunk driving charges. One element of Kentucky's DUI law that is frequently misunderstood is the "Illegal Per Se" provision that significantly reduces the burden of proof on law enforcement for DUI charges. DUI charges are not something to take lightly and may be punished harshly.

Man faces many charges after alleged DUI accident

Any time you get behind the wheel, there is the possibility that you may be involved in an accident, even one that could end in tragedy. The likelihood of this only increases when there is alcohol involved. These harsh realities became all too real for several individuals in Louisville after a man careened through a stop sign and struck another vehicle, resulting in several fatalities.

What is the Standardized Field Sobriety Test?

With all of the technological advancements that have been made in the last 50 years, one might assume that law enforcement would long ago have retired the Standardized Field Sobriety Test. This has been in use throughout the country since the 1970s. While police have adopted many advancements into their work, the SFST is still a regular feature of a run-of-the-mill DUI stop.

Drunk driver nearly hits police officers

Drunken driving can lead to dangerous choices behind the wheel. According to authorities, a man demonstrated extraordinary recklessness recently in Louisville when he failed to drive safely through an area that had been shut down for another car accident that had occurred earlier on the same road.

Man receives 13 years for drunk driving crash

Everyone knows that getting behind the wheel of a vehicle when you're intoxicated is not only illegal but irresponsible. Without being fully awake and aware, driving can be one of the most dangerous things a person does. Despite this, there are times when you may need to drive or you drive believing you're sober. If you're stopped and are over the limit, then you could be charged with a crime. Before you accept the penalties for the crimes you're accused of, your attorney should review your case; you are entitled to a fair trial.