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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.

Don't get caught driving drunk this holiday season

If you are planning on heading out to the local pubs or other parties for football, basketball or the holiday festivities, you need to make sure that you have transportation back home if you plan on drinking a few. There are some instances in which you might not be able to plan in advance. We understand that things happen that you can't control, such as a designated driver backing out or even inadvertently having one sip of alcohol.

Drugged driving is a complex issue that can lead to charges

Young adults who are 18 to 25 years old have the distinction of being the age group most likely to drive after drinking or doing drugs. The likelihood of this happening goes down for people who are 26 or older. The shocking facts about drugged driving don't stop there.

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