A crash on Broadway and 2nd occurred in the early morning hours of June 30, 2018, leaving one motorcyclist dead, and another driver charged with murder, wanton endangerment, and driving under the influence. According to one article, the driver pulled out in front of the motorcyclist, causing the crash. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. A spokesperson for the police stated that the driver did stay at the scene.
In the state of Kentucky, a driver is considered to be drunk if their blood alcohol content level is .08% or higher. If a driver is under 21, the limit is dropped to only .02%. For a commercial driver, the legal limit is .04%.
DUI offenses in Kentucky can carry one or more types penalties. An offender may be sentenced to fines, jail time, license suspension, mandatory treatment programs, and community service. Commercial drivers are especially subject to strict laws. Even if a DUI charge is a first offense for a commercial driver, they will automatically receive a license suspension for one year. They will then be required to pay a $50.00 reinstatement fee and pass all required written and vision tests again. Refusal to take a blood test or any other test will also result in an automatic license suspension for any party driving under the influence.
Should you find yourself charged with a DUI offense, you should contact an attorney immediately. They will be able to negotiate your case with the proper authorities and provide expert guidance. Do not hesitate to call an attorney when charged with these types of offenses.