Drunk driving accidents involving U.S. military veterans in Kentucky and elsewhere have increased over the last few years, according to a recent study. The study also found that veterans are binge drinking more than in the past.
As drivers in Kentucky already know, laws regarding driving under the effect of alcohol have been on the books for decades. Likewise, the means for testing a motorist are also long established. As more states are legalizing the use of marijuana, and an opiate epidemic has developed in the country, federal regulators are seeking standardized tests for use in the field.
Government crash statistics reveal that 29 road users die each day in accidents involving motorists under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police departments in Kentucky and around the country draw blood or use sophisticated breath testing equipment to find out whether or not drivers consumed alcohol before getting behind the wheel and determine their blood alcohol concentrations, and the results of these tests are usually the key pieces of evidence in drunk driving cases.
Penalties for a first offense DUI are tough in Kentucky, but repeat offenses are even harsher. The state has updated its laws in recent years to address the potential dangers drivers under the influence pose to other motorists.
The holiday season is here, which means you will probably attend a party or two. While a Christmas or New Year's celebration is a great way to fill your life with joy, you should be careful if alcohol is involved. According to a report by TODAY, police step up their driving under the influence patrols and checkpoints during the holiday season. This is a time that should be cheerful for you. You do not want to end up in police custody after a party.
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.