New DUI Driving Bill Goes into Effect this Year

(LEX 18) — First-time DUI offenders will soon have the option to install an ignition interlock system in their cars in lieu of facing a longer license suspension.
The Ignition Interlock Law, signed by Governor Bevin in March 2019, allows drivers to install a system in their car for four months as opposed to having their license suspended for 6 months.
An ignition interlock system requires that drivers pass a breathalyzer test before their car will start. Drivers will not be able to start their cars if they blow a .02 or higher.
A second test is administered within 5-10 minutes of the car being started. After that, random tests are initiated throughout the duration of the drive.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, violations which could trigger consequences include:
Failure to take a random test
Failure to pass a random test with a BAC of .02 or lower
Failure to appear for required device calibration and monitoring
Failure to pay fees
Tampering with a device
Altering, concealing, hiding or attempting to alter, conceal or hide identity while providing a breath sample
Kentucky joins more than 30 other states which have similar laws.
The law goes into effect on July 1, 2020.