Late last month, a suspected drunk driver struck another vehicle in south Tulsa and sent one woman to the hospital with injuries. Oklahoma police reported that, in the aftermath of the accident, the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are facing charges for drunk driving in Oklahoma, …
Late last month, a suspected drunk driver struck another vehicle in south Tulsa and sent one woman to the hospital with injuries. Oklahoma police reported that, in the aftermath of the accident, the driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. If you are facing charges for drunk driving in Oklahoma, especially if you caused a crash that injured another person, contact our DUI defense attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of individuals charged with drunk driving in Oklahoma, and can help you build a strong defense in your DUI case.
DUI Accidents, Injuries and Fatalities
According to Oklahoma police, the DUI accident took place near Mingo Road on 71st Street in South Tulsa, and the impact pinned the woman, who was rushed to the hospital for treatment following the collision. DUI accidents occur far too often in Oklahoma and throughout the United States, resulting in devastating injury and tragic loss of life nationwide. In 2010 alone, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports, more than 1.4 million people were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, and 10,228 people were killed in accidents where at least one driver was impaired. This number accounts for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the U.S.
Consequences of a DUI Conviction
In addition to possibly causing serious injury or death, DUI accidents also typically result in life-changing consequences for the suspected drunk driver. Under Oklahoma law, the legal limit for blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08%, which means anyone found operating a motor vehicle with a 0.08% BAC or above is considered intoxicated in Oklahoma. Being charged with drunk driving in Oklahoma is serious enough, but in cases where a DUI accident results in great bodily harm to another person, the consequences are even more severe.
Contact Our DUI Defense Attorneys for Help
In an effort to crack down on drunk driving throughout the state, Oklahoma lawmakers have established tough penalties for DUI offenses, including significant jail time, hefty fines, driver’s license revocation, alcohol treatment programs and more. If you have been charged with a DUI in Oklahoma City or elsewhere in Oklahoma, consult our DUI defense lawyers at Oklahoma Legal Center to discuss your legal options. A DUI conviction can have a devastating effect on the rest of your life. With our knowledgeable attorneys on your side, you may be able to have your charges reduced to a lesser offense, or possibly even dismissed altogether.