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Woman suspected of drunk driving had children in the car

It is not uncommon for police in Oklahoma to stop a vehicle for a minor infraction only to discover more serious issues inside the vehicle. When this happens, the driver of the vehicle may risk arrest by not understanding his or her rights and the limitations and boundaries of law enforcement. Instead of receiving a citation for a faulty headlight, the driver may end up in jail facing serious charges like drunk driving.

Man faces drunk driving charges after single vehicle accident

Accidents involving alcohol have the potential to cause devastating injuries. Because of this, Oklahoma law enforcement and safety advocacy groups work hard to promote sober driving habits. A driver who is believed to be under the influence faces serious penalties if a court finds him or her guilty of drunk driving. One man is currently facing such a situation following a recent single vehicle accident.

Police on the lookout for drunk driving July 4

Fourth of July celebrations are often the highlight of summer for many in Oklahoma. Picnics, parades and fireworks are favorite ways to celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. Often, those celebrations include alcoholic beverages to lighten the mood and heighten the festive atmosphere. However, those festive feelings can dissipate quickly when a driver is pulled over for drunk driving.

When doctors are arrested for DUI

Anyone charged with driving under the influence will face fines and penalties, including the suspension of driving privileges. If you are licensed as a physician or are going through medical school, and this happens to you, the consequences can be extremely serious.

Woman facing drunk driving charges after fatal accident

A 38-year-old Oklahoma woman told police she was traveling southbound when she swerved and clipped another southbound vehicle, causing an accident that took the life of the other driver. However, investigators say the woman's story does not match the evidence at the scene. The woman is now accused of drunk driving, and because the accident resulted in a fatal injury, she is likely concerned about her future.

Oklahoma expands interlock use for drunk driving offenses

Despite the increase in public awareness, education and penalties, alcohol-related driving fatalities in Oklahoma continue to rise. However, one defensive tool seems to work to prevent drunk driving accidents, and that is the ignition interlock system. Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently applauded the state legislature for working to increase the role of the interlock devices in the efforts to reduce the number of DUI accidents.

New bill in Oklahoma may result in more drunk driving arrests

There is no question that impaired driving is a problem in Oklahoma and beyond. The number of accidents and injuries that result from drunk driving seems to continue to rise despite awareness campaigns and stricter laws. However, a new bill recently introduced in the state Senate has many wondering if lawmakers are going too far.

Man faces drunk driving charges after colliding with patrol car

Being involved in a traffic accident with a police officer is not a good thing. A driver who collides with a patrol car may face even more trouble if he or she is suspected of drunk driving. Such an incident occurred recently just after midnight on an Oklahoma street. One man is now in jail facing charges of drunk driving and more.

Bill adds penalties for drunk driving and those who serve alcohol

Oklahoma lawmakers continue to seek ways to reduce the number of injuries and deaths on the road. More specifically, they are working to draft legislation for harsher penalties for drunk driving offenses. One such bill that passed through the Oklahoma House of Representatives and is now on the docket in the Senate extends its penalties well beyond the driver of the vehicle. The bill is named for two women who died in drunk driving accidents.

Woman accused of bribing officer during drunk driving arrest

One of the attractions of consuming alcohol is that it often allows one to relax and forget about the day. Unfortunately, that is also one of the serious drawbacks of imbibing. The day after people have been drinking, they often regret the things they said or did the night before. A critical regret for many is drunk driving. One Oklahoma woman may have experienced some remorse for her behavior after her recent arrest for DUI.

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