Eddie Sutton DUI Article in the Daily Oklahoman quoted the wrong DUI Penalties
The information printed in the Eddie Sutton article in the February 15, 2006 Daily Oklahoman concerning the penalties for DUI and the statutory requirements for DUI are incorrect. The information posted applies to a DUI under 21 which is designed for those persons under the age of 21 who have a BAC below .08 and greater than .02. Eddie Sutton is not charged under this statute as he is not under the age of 21. The DUI law that Eddie Sutton will most likely be charged under is Title 47, Section 11-902 of the Oklahoma Statutes which carries a penalty of not less than ten days nor more than one year in the county jail and a fine of not more than $1,000.00. The statute requires that the driver be "under the influence of any intoxicating substance other than alcohol which may render such person incapable of safely driving or operating a motor vehicle". 47 O.S. 11-902 (A)(3).
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