Commercial Drivers License and DUI in Oklahoma
Drivers of commercial vehicles are held to the same standard as normal civilian drivers; except with a slight modification. Like normal drivers, commercial vehicles implicitly consented to giving their breath, urine, or blood sample. Accordingly, to be convicted of a DUI, the commercial vehicle driver must have a 0.08 BAC.
The only difference is the license revocation process. Under Oklahoma law, your driver license can be revoked if you are convicted of a DUI or upon a showing that you refused to give a breath, urine, or blood sample. To revoke a license for a DUI, the prosecutor must show that you had a 0.08 BAC at the time of the incident. For administrative revocation, the prosecutor must show that you refused to give a sample after being informed of the implied consent statute. Upon either showing, your license will be revoked.
Like normal licenses, a commercial license can be revoked for refusing to give a chemical sample after being informed about the implied consent law. Unlike normal licenses, a commercial license can be revoked without a DUI conviction. Under Oklahoma law, a commercial license is revoked upon a showing that the driver had a .04 BAC. Although this is not enough for a DUI conviction, it is enough to revocation purposes.
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