Kentucky's drunken driving death rate dropped 39 percent between 2004 and 2013, faster than the national average, according to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. But its fatality rate remains high, at 3.9 per 100,000 residents compared to 3.1 nationwide. In 2014, 171 people were killed in DUI crashes on Kentucky's roadways.
The state ranked ninth in 2014 in DUI arrests, with 45.7 per 10,000 residents, or 19,953 arrests.
Kentucky was one of 10 states in 2015 to receive a low score -- either one or two stars out of a possible five -- from MADD. It is one of only a handful in the nation that does not require DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device, which disables a car if the driver fails an alcohol breath test.
If you're busted for DUI in Kentucky, your car insurance rates will jump an average of 85 percent annually, according to CarInsurance.com's rate analysis.