What Are Oklahoma’s Common DUI Testing Procedures?
If a police officer suspects that a person is driving under the influence, they will attempt to test them. Many Oklahoma drivers are unsure how these tests work and what rights they may have. You can protect your civil rights by understanding how the testing process works.
Oklahoma’s Implied Consent Law
Oklahoma has the Oklahoma Implied Consent Law, which states that before any DUI testing is done on the scene, the police officer must explain that they’re requesting to do a breath or blood test on you, and while you’re allowed to refuse the testing, doing so will automatically revoke your driver’s license.
It’s up to you whether or not you choose to take the breath or blood test on the scene, but if you know you’re going to blow higher than a 0.08 on the breathalyzer, consider your decision carefully. Blowing a 0.08 will immediately give grounds to charge you. If you do take the breathalyzer, you might also consider requesting an additional blood test immediately, as the blood test is much more accurate.
Sobriety tests are also common when getting pulled over and can include basic tasks such as following a pen with your eye, walking heel-to-toe in a straight line, and standing on one foot. None of these tests are required, and you should never feel forced to participate in such tests. Even a sober person can fail these tests, and they can cause you to be wrongfully charged with a DUI.