Wednesday, September 2, 2015

State finalizing details of new DUI law

(AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say the state is getting close to finalizing details of a new law that will require some drunken drivers to get ignition interlock devices on their vehicles.

Transportation Cabinet spokesman Chuck Wolfe said the agency is "very close" to finalizing regulations so that the law can go into effect.

The General Assembly voted in March to pass the law, which requires ignition interlock licenses as part of the sentencing for repeat offenders or for first offenders who have an aggravating circumstance such as having a child in the car.

Court officials say they think the devices will help curtail the number of repeat drunken driving arrests.