Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Increased Penalty for DUI with Injuries

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.

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