DUI Bill Passes Kentucky House

by scrosby on February 18, 2010

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh

A bill requiring first-time DUI offenders to pass a breathalyzer test before driving has won unanimous Kentucky House approval. Rep. Dennis Keene of Wilder is the bill’s primary sponsor.

“If you’re convicted of DWI, it makes it mandatory on the first offense, to put an ignition interlock device on your car and it stops you from making bad decisions,” says Keene.

Rep. Keene decided to sponsor the bill after his daughter was seriously injured in an accident caused by a drunken driver. The bill now moves to the Senate.

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Billy February 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

First, they came for the DUI offenders, but I said nothing, for I was not a DUI offender

Charlie Gregory February 19, 2010 at 2:35 am

You’re kidding right! I am a KY citizen living short-term in another county, and cannot believe what I am reading. So we have given up on rehabilitation, and now you are guilty of future violations until proven innocent. This upsets the balance bewteen Public Safety and Guaranteed Liberties!

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