You've heard the horror stories: someone gets charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and they lose their way. Because of the legal penalties, their life falls apart in the short-term. In the long-term, they struggle to rebound because the DUI charge is a glaring red mark on their criminal history, making it difficult (nigh impossible) for them to get work or find a suitable place to live.
Lawmakers in both Kentucky's House and Senate are going to present legislation making drunken driving laws even tougher. If passed and signed by Governor Steve Beshear, the proposal would double the so-called "look-back period" from 5 to 10 years.