A .08 BAC results from several drinks for most people, but Oklahoma law allows authorities to arrest and convict drivers after just one drink.
Although most people do not reach a .08 BAC level until they have had several drinks, under Oklahoma law, it is possible to be arrested for and convicted of DUI after having just one drink. An illegally-high blood alcohol content level is only one way to be convicted of DUI in Oklahoma. Drivers are legally intoxicated if they have any amount of a Schedule I substance (such as heroin or cocaine) in their bodies or if they are impaired due to alcohol, any drug, or some combination thereof.
The broad nature of this law is bad news for Oklahoma drivers. The good news is that sub-.08 BAC cases are rather difficult to prove in court. That is especially true given the high burden of proof, … Read More