Oklahoma’s impaired driving accountability program

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2021 | Drunk driving |

For Oklahoma drivers who have received a DUI or related charges, the Impaired Driving Accountability Program is there to give them a chance to show that they’re able and willing to choose not to drive while intoxicated. Once an individual has met the conditions of the program and proven that they’re safe to be on the road again, they will regain their full driving privileges.

Shifting back into driving responsibly

In order to transition a person with DUI charges back into safe driving, there are some mandatory precautions that the program utilizes. Ignition interlock devices, or IIDs, are put in place which verifies the driver’s blood alcohol content before they’re able to start the car.

The amount of time that an individual is required to stay in the program depends on how many DUI or related charges show up in the person’s history. Previous charges that fall under the program’s consideration don’t go back farther than 10 years before the current incident.

The program length minimums are:

  • First offense: 180 days
  • Second offense: 365 days
  • Third offense: 1,095 days

A driver’s required program length also varies based on their compliance with the IID rules. The number of violations and the amount of time you’ve been in the program when they occur has a significant bearing on the consequential length of the extension.

The final phase of the IDAP is completing the program and receiving an official completion letter from the Department of Public Safety. This letter will also verify that your record has been updated to show your completion of the program.

When a person is charged with impaired driving, it might seem like there’s no way forward, but that’s not the case. The Impaired Driving Accountability Program in Oklahoma gives reformed drivers a way of proving to themselves and their community that they can be trusted behind the wheel.