DWI/DUI is an abbreviation for Driving While Under the Influence of intoxicants (alcohol) or of any substance or substances which may impair driving ability. Other states use other acronyms for this offense. For instance, Ohio uses OVI (Operating a Vehicle while Impaired), while Oregon uses OUII (Operating Under the Influence of Intoxicants). Yet other states use OUI (Operating Under the Influence), OWI (Operating While Intoxicated), DWAI (Driving While Ability Impaired), and OMVI (Operating a Motor Vehicle while Impaired).
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Revised Statute, DUI also includes other substances such as illegal drugs, prescription drugs, inhalants such as glue, gasoline, spray paint etc., and/or over the counter medications. See KRS 189a.010(1)(c), (e), and KRS 189a.010(12).
Under Kentucky law, an offender can be charged in one of two ways for DUI.
In order to be charged under the per se provision, the blood, alcohol, or urine test must be completed within two hours of cessation of driving. KRS 189a.010(1)(a).
If you would like additional information about DUIs and how to contest them, please visit the following links:
How to hire the right attorney for your case.
Why you should always refuse to take the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests.
Penalties for a DUI Conviction.
Aggravating circumstances for DUI.
Determining whether you should fight the DUI or take a plea deal.
The Consequences of refusing to take the Intoxilyzer 5000EN test in Kentucky.
What is ‘Implied Consent’ in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?
Consequences of operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence while under the age of 21.
Consequences of operating a non-motor vehicle Under the Influence.
The Definition of ‘Vehicle’ in DUI cases.
The Definition of ‘Operation’ in DUI cases.
Where you can be charged with DUI in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
How can I expunge a DUI off my record?
What effect will a DUI conviction in another State have on my Kentucky License?
What are the consequences of being stopped while my license is suspended for DUI?
Do I have a right to contact an attorney after I am stopped under suspicion of a DUI?
A helpful table to estimate your BAC based on your weight and the number of drinks you had.
Jefferson County’s First Offenders DUI Diversion Program.
Directory of DUI Program Providers.
If you have been charged with DUI, you need competent, aggressive, and experienced counsel to help you with your case. Do not delay, call the DUI Guy today.
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