Legislation requiring ignition interlock devices on the vehicles of convicted drunk drivers has won the unanimous support of the Kentucky House. Vehicles equipped with the devices won’t crank for drivers with illegally high blood-alcohol levels.
In 2009, 203 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in Kentucky. Nearly eight thousand Kentuckians have three or more DUI convictions.
Representative Dennis Keene believes the state needs to do more to get drunken drivers off the highways.
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… Continue reading DUI Bill Passes Kentucky House
The Louisville Metro Police Department has made nearly 25 hundred DUI arrests this year, and they’re launching a new campaign aimed at preventing more offenses.