A Kentucky liquor store is debuting an inventive service that could change the state's alcohol industry — and hopefully cut down on drunk driving. The service offers customers the opportunity to use their phones to place an order from the store's catalogue, which will show up at their location for an additional $5 delivery fee.
The recent flooding in Elizabethtown almost claimed a number of victims, including a mother and her young daughter, after their vehicle was swept away while she tried to cross a flooded area. Fortunately, some members of the community saw the incident and called police, who were able to rescue the family. However, when firefighters arrived they noticed signs that the woman was intoxicated, further complicating the situation.
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.
Drinking and driving almost always has a way of taking things from bad to worse. Just ask a Louisville woman who was recently arrested and charged with driving under the influence following an accident where she was initially found not at fault.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No one plans to drive over the legal limit, but sometimes it happens. Laws can vary from state to state, it is important to educate yourself on your state's drunk driving laws so you can make informed choices in the event of a DUI charge. In Kentucky, driving with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of more than 0.08 is enough to elicit a DUI (driving under the influence). For minors, the BAC limit is 0.02, and for commercial drivers it is 0.04. If you find yourself facing charges related to DUI, this is what you can expect for a first offense.
A Louisville man has been charged with several serious charges following an automobile-pedestrian accident late on Tuesday night that left two individuals dead and several more with injuries.