Liberal, KS

Now: 65 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 91 °F | Lo: 58 °F

Sunday

Hi: 79 °F 

Lo: 52 °F

Monday

Hi: 87 °F 

Lo: 61 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 88 °F 

Lo: 62 °F

Wednesday

Hi: 87 °F 

Lo: 58 °F

Thursday

Hi: 85 °F 

Lo: 60 °F

New Kansas Law Targets Repeat Drunk Drivers

KSCB News - June 13, 2012 10:13 am

A new Kansas law will require jail time for repeat drunken drivers who refuse breath and blood tests.

The law takes effect July 1. First-time offenders are exempted from the law.

Under current Kansas law, refusing the tests generally leads to a
driver’s license being suspended.

Supporters of the new law say that doesn’t deter chronic offenders who drive with or without a license. They say the new law takes away incentives to refuse the tests. Drivers will face the same penalties as a DUI conviction, up to a year in jail for those with multiple convictions.

But critics say it will cost the state hundreds of thousands of dollars in increased costs for incarcerations and potential court challenges.

 

Latest Stories

Accident Causes Minor Injuries

On Thursday, September 19, 2019 at about 8:05 a.m., officers responded to the intersection of 15th...

Duck Festival, Chili and Soup Cook-Off This Weekend

The Liberal Chamber of Commerce will host their annual “Duck Festival” Saturday at Light Park in...

Oklahoma Panhandle Partners Annual Event Coming Up

The Oklahoma Panhandle Partners 7th Annual Fall Membership “Rhinestones N Rawhide” Fund Raising Party will be...