Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs and other intoxicants is a serious criminal offense in Oklahoma, and a person charged with drunk driving offenses can face severe penalties if convicted. An understanding of Oklahoma laws that can impact your life if you are stopped for drunk driving could prove beneficial, given that charges resulting in conviction could lead to jail time and loss of personal rights and liberties.
Legal Intoxication Limits in Oklahoma
With the exception of commercial and underage drivers, any person found to have a .08% or greater blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level while driving or attempting to drive a motor vehicle in Oklahoma is breaking the law. Exceptions to the .08% BAC level law is the .04% or greater BAC level for commercial drivers, and .02% for underage drivers (those under the age of 21). Underage drivers face additional restrictions and penalties under Oklahoma’s zero tolerance law. Both the commercial driver and underage zero tolerance laws are discussed below.