What Is Driving Under The Influence?

Driving under the influence occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle while their abilities are impaired by the consumption of alcohol or drugs to the extent they are unable to safely operate the motor vehicle. The crime can occur on the highways, streets or turnpikes of the state of Oklahoma, or in a public parking lot, which is defined as a parking lot dedicated to the public.

A person 21 or over can be considered under the influence at .08 grams of alcohol per 210 liters of blood. Persons under the age of 21 can be charged with under-21 DUI with an alcohol level of .02. The level of alcohol is determined through use of the breath test or a blood test.