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Prepare for social events that will involve alcohol

The hot summer days and warm nights are going to give way to cooler air soon. This means that it is the perfect weather for bonfires. For many adults, these social gatherings come with the presence of alcoholic beverages, such as beer. If you are planning on enjoying a drink or two when you are by the fire, make sure that you have a plan to make it home.

Drunk driving penalties are serious in Kentucky

Driving after consuming alcohol is illegal in Kentucky. All drivers should be aware of this already, but it is sometimes tempting to think that you aren't impaired enough for it to impact your ability to drive. What you might not think about is that being caught driving drunk can lead to some very serious legal penalties, even if you think you are able to drive safely.

Reasonable suspicion is a wide open legal concept

On the Independence Day holiday and the days after it, police officers will be on heightened alert for drunk drivers. In an ideal world, anyone who has had one or more alcoholic beverages will find a designated driver to take them home. Unfortunately, this isn't how life always works.

Wrongfully charged with a DUI? Start fighting the charge today

Many people don't think about the consequences they are facing if they are caught driving drunk. Some people might think that they can handle their alcohol and fail to make suitable plans for getting home after a night of partying. This can prove to be a life-altering situation, but it isn't the only one that might lead to drunk driving charges.

Kentucky ranks third in the country for binge drinkers

A recent study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. It cites Kentucky as having the third highest binge-drinking rate in the country. It's estimated that the average binge drinker annually consumes 652 drinks per person.

Drunk driving this weekend is a pretty bad idea

It is never a good idea to drink and drive, but there are some days when it is an even worse idea than normal. This weekend falls into the worse category because of the Super Bowl on Sunday. There is a good chance that police officers will be watching drivers even more closely than normal because of the parties that usually occur for the game.

Impaired driving in Kentucky can land you in jail

The holiday season is here, which means that adults are probably going to have invitations to office Christmas parties and other festive occasions. If you are planning on attending any of these, you need to properly prepare so that you don't have to face the decision about whether you are sober enough to drive or not. Typically, it is best to plan for a ride home than it is to face a drunk driving charge.

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