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Alcohol/Drug Related

  1. How do I clear a revocation for Alcohol or Drugs?

    • Under Oklahoma law, whenever the records of the Department of Public Safety reflect a conviction of a person for DUI or APC, or an alcohol or drug related revocation or suspension of the driving privileges of that person, the person shall participate in an alcohol and drug assessment and evaluation by an assessment agency or assessment personnel certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the purpose of evaluating the person's receptivity to treatment and prognosis. As determined by the assessment, the person shall enroll in, attend and successfully complete the appropriate alcohol and drug substance abuse course certified by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services or an alcohol or other drug treatment program or both. 

    • The alcohol and drug substance abuse course shall consist of either ten (10) hours or twenty-four (24) hours of instruction. (You can call 1-800-522-9054 for the location of the schools and counselors nearest to you.) Beyond having the alcohol and drug assessment and evaluation and successfully completing the 10 or 24 hour course on substance abuse, you must also complete all of the requirements noted by the assessment counselor. In some situations there may be additional requirements. You must additionally serve the period or term of the revocation where your driving privileges are withdrawn, and pay the statutory fees required to reinstate. In some situations, as a condition of reinstatement, you may be required to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed on any vehicle you drive for an additional period of time. Contact the Department of Public Safety to determine exactly what the requirements are for you. Understand that because another person was or was not required to meet a certain requirement does not mean the same applies to you. Often, the exact requirement for reinstatement as they apply to you are set forth on the Notice of Confirmation and Reinstatement Requirements mailed to you by the Department of Public Safety.

  2. I was stopped by a police officer and he said I was driving under the influence of alcohol. He requested I take a breath test to measure what my blood/alcohol level was. I refused to take the test and he served me with a Officer's Affidavit and Notice of Revocation/Disqualification. I don't think I did anything wrong. Can I request an Administrative Hearing to challenge the revocation?

    • Yes. As indicated on the Officer's Affidavit, you have fifteen (15) days from the date of service of the notice to make a written request for a Hearing to challenge the revocation.

  3. I was convicted of Drug Possession. I wasn't driving but was sitting as a passenger in a car. Why was my license revoked when I wasn't driving?

    • State law requires that any misdemeanor or felony conviction for drug possession results in the revocation of the persons driving privilege. You do not have to be the driver of a motor vehicle as long as use of a motor vehicle was involved.

  4. What is an Alcohol-Drug Assessment or an Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Course?

    • An Assessment is an interview with a certified alcohol and drug counselor which determines a persons degree of dependence on alcohol or drugs. The Assessor makes recommendations and places requirements on the person as to corrective actions the person needs to take. An Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Course (DUI school) is either a 10 hour or 24 hour class addressing the dangers or alcohol and drug use in general and in relation to operating a motor vehicle.

  5. What is meant by Zero Tolerance?

    • This term refers to the drinking and driving laws as they relate to anyone under 21 years of age. Any driver, under 21 years of age, determined to have a blood/breath alcohol level of .02 or higher following a test of their blood or breath, is deemed as driving under the influence.
Last Modified on Oct 05, 2020
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