Kentucky Legislation

Year of last legislative change: 2020
Year of last revision to administrative code: Awaiting data
Most challenging aspects associated with introducing and passing interlock legislation:
Stakeholder education
Changes for program improvement being pursued:
Data collection and management
Who is eligible for an interlock in your state according to legislation (Data provided by CIIM):
All impaired drivers
Can impaired drivers 'wait out' their interlock requirement:
Is an interlock required on test refusal:

Program Authority

Type of program: Hybrid
Agency/agencies with authority over the interlock program:
Department of Motor Vehicles, Courts
Agency/agencies with authority over participant monitoring:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Agency/agencies with authority over sanctioning interlock program participants:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Agency/agencies with authority to approve devices:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Training available for judges, law enforcement, and lawyers:
Judicial colleges, prosecutorial conferences, new state troopers

Program Features

Hardship license available to first offenders: No
Hardship license available to repeat offenders: No
Hardship license (First offenders, Repeat offenders, All): No
Lookback period: 10 years
Source of funding: $50 application fee from drivers, $500 application fee for new vendors, $200 renewal application fee for vendors.
Indigent funding is available to participants: Yes
Qualification requirements for indigent funding: Below the poverty line
Frequency of interlock device service: 30 days after initial installation then every 60 days thereafter.


Participation Rate: Awaiting data
Number of interlock program participants in 2019: 1,001-2,000
Indicator used to determine the number of participants in the interlock program (e.g., certificate of device installation, certificate of device removal):
Number of restricted licenses
Indicator(s) used in state as the best measure(s) of the eligible population of offenders for the interlock program to determine the program participation rate:
Number of impaired driving convictions
Penalties for non-compliance:Extend until the Compliance Time is met but cannot be extended past the suspension maximum.

Program Length

Length of Hard Suspension

1st offenders: 6 months
2nd offenders: 18 months
3rd offenders: 36 months
4th and subsequent offenders: 60 months

Interlock Program Length

1st offenders: 4 months (with a 6 month maximum)
2nd offenders: 12 months (with an 18 month maximum)
3rd offenders: 18 months (with a 36 month maximum)
4th and subsequent offenders: 30 months (with a 60-month maximum)


Program length is extended for non-compliance: Yes
Length of extension for non-compliance: Up to maximum suspension
Program length is reduced for compliance: Yes
Length of reduction for compliance: Minimum suspension
Frequency of sanctions imposed for non-compliance: Never
Program exit requirements: Compliance-based removal


Treatment is required for the interlock program: Yes
Components applied to treatment: Yes

Data Collection & Management

Agency responsible for collecting data: Highway Safety Office, courts, DMV
Overview of Data Management: All data is stored in KYLDS
Barriers to data collection: Awaiting data
Vendors in State

Vendor Oversight

Number of Vendors in State: 4
Agency responsible for vendor oversight: Highway Safety OfficeState police
Approval process for new vendors: Awaiting data
Vendor recertification: Awaiting data
Interlock technology features (Data provided by CIIM): Camera
Radius requirement for service centers: Yes
Radius requirement: Each vendor must have a service center in all 12 highway districts