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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.

DUI arrests for women on the rise

Driving under the influence is a serious problem in the United States. The FBI found that the number of men arrested for DUI dropped by 16.8 percent in the years from 2003 to 2012. The number of women arrested for DUI during the same period increased by 20.9 percent. Men do make up the majority of impaired drivers, but women's arrests are on the rise.

Drunk driving suspect faces weapons charge

Oklahoma police are usually on the alert when they pull a driver over for DUI. With any traffic stop, police are never certain what may transpire or what danger they may face. This may be especially true in the case of drunk driving because alcohol may make a driver less inhibited or more confrontational. One Texas driver recently discovered this when he encountered police after witnesses reported him for driving under the influence.

Were your breath test results inaccurate?

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, chances are very good that you were given a breath test to measure your blood alcohol content indirectly. In many cases, this is the only test given, although it is supposed to be confirmed by a larger unit at the police station after your arrest. Officers have the option to ask for blood or urine as well, but many do not. As a result, there is very often little confirmation of the breath test's accuracy, and that can lead to innocent drivers being accused of DUI.

Drunk driving arrests in Oklahoma now tracked by police

Oklahoma is serious about enforcing DUI laws. To enhance public safety, Oklahoma has enacted hundreds of new drunk driving laws over the past years to make it more difficult for those convicted of impaired driving to repeat their offense. The most recent change involves the tracking of previously convicted drunk drivers and their drinking habits.

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