Every licensed driver in Kentucky knows that operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs not only exposes people to serious dangers but also to potential criminal charges.
Unfortunately, these facts seem insufficient in deterring drunk drivers. All across Kentucky, too many people continue to make the selfish and risky choice to reach for their keys after drinking.
Repeat drunk driver strikes again
According to a report by WTVQ.com, a man found himself charged with a driving under the influence offense in Breathitt County. The man did not have an active driver’s license at the time of his arrest, leading to a charge of driving on a suspended license as well.
To make matters worse, this same man served time in prison for the 2014 deaths of four other men. The men died after the defendant caused a crash when driving with a blood alcohol content that measured 0.13%.
For some reason, the most recent arrest indicates a first DUI offense despite the prior fatal drunk driving crash.
Mayor charged with drunk driving
A recent Fox News report detailed the arrest of the Mayor of Shively on a weekday night. The mayor now faces charges of driving under the influence after failing field sobriety tests. The report did not indicate her BAC level at the time of her arrest.
The woman fell asleep in the drive-thru line of a fast food restaurant. When trying to leave the restaurant, she apparently drove her vehicle into a utility pole. Officers found the Mayor outside of her vehicle when they arrived.