Our Kentucky readers probably know that a "standard" drunk driving charge is a misdemeanor level offense. This is the type of situation where, for instance, a person is driving home after a night out at the bar, they get pulled over for weaving or crossing the center line probably and then then they submit a breath test that shows a blood alcohol content level that is over the legal limit of .08. The arrestee will be booked in the local jail and usually released the following day, with a date in court in the near future. This type of charge can result in the arrestee losing a job, getting a license suspension or any number of other negative consequences. But, rarely does this level of DUI come with the threat of a potential prison sentence.
Driving while intoxicated can lead to other criminal charges beside a misdemeanor DUI charge. According to a recent report, two men found themselves in this very position after they were stopped while driving in Laurel County.