Attorney Paul Gold, who has a large DUI practice, and State Senator Morgan McGarvey, author of the New DUI Interlock Ignition Device presented information on the new Legislation to a packed room of Louisville Attorneys interested in learning details of the law on June 12, 2015 at the Jefferson County Public Law Library.
The new law will require people with Kentucky operators licenses who are convicted of certain DUI offenses to install an Interlock Ignition Device on their vehicles in order to operate them legally in the Commonwealth. The law also gives persons charged with certain pending DUI cases the opportunity to reinstate a suspended license from day one of their suspension hearing by installing a device. This legislation will replaces current “hardship” licenses that people had to apply for in the past with the new Ignition Interlock Licenses (IIL).
If a functioning ignition Interlock Device is installed on a persons car, it allows an individual with an IIL to operate equipped automobiles or motorcycles. There are also provisions to drive an employers vehicle that is not equipped with an Interlock device.
Interlock devices will now be required by Kentucky law to operate a motor vehicle for the following DUI’s in Kentucky:
• Aggravated DUI first offense
• DUI second offense
• DUI third offense
• DUI fourth offense
The new legislation does not impact cases involving DUI with drugs, Kiddie DUI or First offense DUI without aggravator.
For more information see Kentucky Legislation in Senate Bill 133.