Many people in Fort Mitchell are aware of the dangers of driving while intoxicated by alcohol, but many of them are not aware that the use of certain medications can lead to DUIs. The effects of some prescription drugs can make some vehicle operators just as lethal as inebriated motorists. Drivers must stay alert, responsive and mentally capable. Some prescription drugs have side effects that can interfere with the way people see, act and think. Some over-the-counter medications can cause similar reactions. People who plan to drive after taking their medications should learn about how their decisions may lead to DUI charges.
It is almost baseball season across the river, but it can feel as if there is always some sports venue going with one activity or another. And sadly, it is quite easy to drink too much when you are at a game or event and then get behind the wheel of your car. The penalties for a DUI/DWI are severe, no matter where the charges are from. Even for your first offense, it is a good idea to speak to an attorney. Here are five reasons:
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and millions of Americans will be traveling for the holiday. It is projected that 48.7 million long-distance relatives will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving, most of them by car. The number of Americans traveling for the holidays continues to grow each year. With so many people on the road it is important to be weary of drinking and driving.
Once the sun sets on Halloween night masses of children dressed as Elsa and Kylo Ren will be running through the streets, collecting their candy haul. While the dinner time hours will be busy with children, not long after the adults will come out to celebrate. Started as holiday for children, Halloween has become a night for adults to change into someone else. Adults should be able to have a little fun too, but if they drink and drive the consequences can be scary.
Allowing police to set up roadblocks where they stop everyone at an intersection runs against the American grain.
If you get a DUI in Kentucky, you might have to install an ignition interlock device in order to get your driving privileges back. A new law on the use of these devices took effect in Kentucky last year.
It used to be that a DUI stayed on your record for five years in Kentucky. This month, however, the Kentucky Legislature doubled that to 10.
Yes, alcohol is a drug. But there's a big difference between drunk driving and drugged driving in terms of the capacity of chemical tests to show impairment.
America was founded on ideals of personal freedom. The whole idea of punishing someone for refusing to take a test is a stretch for us.
Gathering with family and friends at Thanksgiving to eat a big meal, probably featuring turkey, is an integral part of American life. It's a holiday with a storied past, dating back to those first Pilgrims hanging on for dear life in 1621.