Q: How many times can you get a DUI in Kentucky before you lose your license?
A: None. First offense, 30-120 loss. Second offense 1 year to 18 months, Third Offense, 2-3 year loss, Fourth or subsequent, 5 year loss.
A: DUI are enhanceable offenses in Kentucky, meaning that the penalty increases with each subsequent offense. For 1st Offense 30 days - 120 days. For 2nd offense 12 months -18 months. For 3rd offense 24 months-36 months. For 4th and subsequent 60 months. See KRS 189A.070 as amended in 2016.
A: Do you mean permanently? The Transportation Cabinet can move to revoke your driving privileges permanently under KRS 186.570. You would be entitled to a hearing to put on your defense, of course, and in my experience that provision is fairly rarely exercised.
For example if it determines that "a person is a habitually reckless or negligent driver of a motor vehicle or has committed a serious violation of the motor vehicle laws." 186.570(d).
Hope this answers your question better.
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