Oklahoma DUI Laws & Drunk Driving Charges Explained
Oklahoma law has 2 ways for a driver to be guilty of driving under the influence.
First, anyone who operates a motor vehicle from doing so while he or she is under the effects of alcohol, another intoxicating substance, or both is guilty of driving under the influence.
Second, anyone who operates a motor vehicle with a BAC of at least 0.08 is also guilty of driving under the influence.
Aggravated Driving Under the Influence In Oklahoma:
If a driver commits a DUI with a BAC of at least 0.15, the driver is also guilty of the offense of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence. This offense adds further penalties to whatever penalties the drive is already subject to for the DUI itself.
Involvement in a Serious Accident as a result of an Oklahoma DUI:
If a driver is involved in an accident which injures another person while committing a DUI, the driver can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. If the driver is personally responsible for an accident which results in serious bodily harm to another person while committing a DUI, the driver can be charged with a felony.
Source: Title 47 (Motor Vehicles), section 11-904
Oklahoma Minor or Underage DUI:
There are 3 ways for a person under age 21 to commit a DUI.
First, a driver under age 21 whose blood or breath has any measurable amount of alcohol or another intoxicating substance when tested within 2 hours of their arrest is guilty of a DUI.
Second, if a test of the blood, breath, saliva, or urine of a driver under 21 indicates that the driver is under the influence of some intoxicating substance, the driver is also guilty of a DUI.
Third, if a driver under age 21 appears to be under the combined effects of alcohol and an intoxicating substance, he or she is also guilty of a DUI.