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Driving Under the Influence Program
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-9208
Fax: (502) 564-9335
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET


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Penalties and Requirements

This page explains the penalties and DUI program requirements for Kentucky licensees convicted of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) pursuant to KRS Chapter 189A (see Related Links).

The table below is not a substitute for KRS 189A, but is provided as a summary of it. Users should view the statute for complete information.

Offense Penalties and Requirements
First offense within a 10-year period
  • $200 to $500 fine
  • 2 to 30 days in jail
  • Up to 90 days in an alcohol or substance abuse education or treatment program, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual's alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program
  • 30- to 120-day license suspension
  • Possible 48 hours to 30 days of community labor
  • $250 service fee
  • If aggravating circumstances are present, 4 days imprisonment
Second offense within a 10-year period
  • $350 to $500 fine
  • 10 days to 6 months of community labor
  • 7 days to 6 months in jail
  • 1 year of alcohol or substance abuse treatment, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual's alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program
  • 12- to 18-month license suspension
  • $250 Service Fee
  • If aggravating circumstances are present, 14 days of imprisonment
Third offense within a 10-year period
  • $500 to $1,000 fine
  • 30 days to 12 months in jail
  • 1 full year of alcohol or substance abuse treatment, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual's alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program
  • 24 to 36 month license suspension
  • $250 Service Fee
  • If aggravating circumstances are present, 60 days of imprisonment
Fourth and subsequent offenses within a 10-year period
  • Class D Felony
  • Minimum term of 120 days' imprisonment without probation
  • 60-month license suspension
  • 1 full year of alcohol or substance abuse treatment, and the program shall provide an assessment of the individual's alcohol or other substance abuse problems at the start of the program
  • $250 Service Fee
  • If aggravating circumstances are present, 240 days of imprisonment
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