Okla Bill Cracks Down On Drunken Drivers

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Updated: 2/23/2011 2:20 pm Published: 2/23/2011 1:57 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Drivers convicted of a first drunken driving offense would be forced to install an ignition device on their vehicles for two years under a bill being proposed in the Oklahoma Legislature.

Named after an Edmond woman killed by a drunken driver in 2009, the Erin Elizabeth Swezey Act is scheduled for a hearing Thursday in a Senate committee.

The bill requires anyone convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol to have a lock installed on their vehicle for two years that prevents the car from starting until the driver blows into the device, which measures blood-alcohol content. A second offense would require the ignition device be installed for five years, while a third conviction would lead to it being installed for eight years.

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mustangdriver - 4/13/2012 3:02 PM
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lyngreen - If they get pulled over, they go to jail and the car gets impounded. But if they do not own a vehicle and were arrested for a DUI, then most likely their license will be suspended. So Driving without a license would be the charge.

Tulsa Time - 8/26/2011 4:01 PM
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Take their licence away for a year after 1st dui. forever after the 3rd

lyngreen - 2/23/2011 4:12 PM
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what happens if the person being convicted does not own a vehicle but has access to driving a car?
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