In an effort to reduce the prevalence of drunk driving and the rate of DUI accidents in Oklahoma, the Sapulpa Police Department and the Creek County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will be participating in the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office’s “More Cops. More Stops.” safety initiative during the holiday season. During a time of year …
In an effort to reduce the prevalence of drunk driving and the rate of DUI accidents in Oklahoma, the Sapulpa Police Department and the Creek County Sheriff’s Office announced that they will be participating in the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office’s “More Cops. More Stops.” safety initiative during the holiday season. During a time of year when drunk driving is a major issue, patrols will be highly visible on Oklahoma roadways, strongly enforcing basic highway safety laws and cracking down on motorists who get behind the wheel after drinking. Being convicted of a DUI in Oklahoma can have devastating consequences, possibly including jail time, hefty fines and driver’s license revocation. If you have been charged with a DUI offense in Oklahoma, contact our reputable drunk driving defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options.
Authorities Working to Enforce Penalties for Risky Driving
In 2010, more than 22,000 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States, and 33% of car accident fatalities in Oklahoma that year involved a drunk driver. “While you may think this nightmare could never happen to you, the fact is that drunk driving fatalities accounted for 31% of all motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States in 2010, and a slightly higher percentage here in Oklahoma,” said Creek County Sheriff-elect John Davis. “So we’re going to be out in force cracking down on drunk driving, speeding and failing to use seat belts as a way to save more lives on Oklahoma roadways.”
Law enforcement agencies across the state of Oklahoma are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to test the effectiveness of combined efforts in the project known as “More Cops. More Stops.” As Sapulpa Police Major Jeff Gilliland says, “We will continue to inform the driving public of the dangers that risky behaviors on our roadways can have on their lives and the lives of others, and that we will ticket or arrest them if they engage in these dangerous practices.”
Contact Our DUI Defense Attorneys for Help
In Oklahoma, there were 18,229 people arrested in 2007 alone for drunk driving and DUI offenses. Unfortunately, as lawmakers in the state work to take a stand against drunk driving, being convicted of drunk driving in Oklahoma carries stiff penalties. Even first-time DUI offenders in Oklahoma face up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, a 30-day license suspension, and participation in an alcohol treatment program. If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Oklahoma, your first course of action should be to enlist the help of our skilled DUI defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center. Our attorneys have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of those charged with drunk driving offenses in Oklahoma, and can help you build a strong defense in your case.