HB 2568 increases the punishment for causing an accident resulting in great bodily injury to any person other than himself while driving under the influence from 1 to 5 years imprisonment up to 1 to 10 years imprisonment. The fine will remain at no more than $5,000.
In Oklahoma, as in the rest of the US, drunk driving is the single largest cause of motor vehicle related fatalities. In 2010, there were 668 traffic-related deaths in Oklahoma, with 220 (33%) of those were related to drivers with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher.
Measure passed the House 82 to 1 and reported do pass by Senate Appropriations committee on April 4 2012.