Oklahoma Boating Laws on Alcohol and Drugs
In the state of Oklahoma it is illegal to operate or be in physical control of any boat or personal water craft (PWC) while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, slow reaction time, poor coordination, and impaired judgment. Oklahoma boating law states that a person is considered to be "under the influence" if he or she:
- Has a blood alcohol level of 0.10% or higher measured by the person's breath or blood.
- Is under the influence of any other intoxicating substance that makes him or her incapable of safely operating the boat or PWC.
- Is under the influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance that makes him or her incapable of safely operating the boat or PWC, regardless of blood alcohol level.
On a first conviction of operating a boat or PWC under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the violator will receive a maximum fine of $1,000. Any subsequent convictions will result in a maximum fine of $2,500, but not less than $1,000.
By operating a boat or PWC on Oklahoma waters, you have consented to be tested for the presence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances if requested by a peace officer. Failure to submit to any testing shall be admissible evidence in court.
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