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§ 301. Operation of aircraft under influence of intoxicants--Definitions--Penalties--Treatment

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 3. Aircraft and Airports

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 3. Aircraft and Airports
Operation of Aircraft Under Influence of Intoxicants
3 Okl.St.Ann. § 301
§ 301. Operation of aircraft under influence of intoxicants--Definitions--Penalties--Treatment
A. It is unlawful and punishable as provided in subsection D of this section for any person to operate an aircraft within this state who:
1. Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration, as defined in Section 305 of this title, of four-hundredths (0.04) or more within two (2) hours after the arrest of such person; or
2. Is under the influence of any intoxicant.
B. The fact that any person charged with a violation of this section is or has been lawfully entitled to use an intoxicant shall not constitute a defense against any charge of violating this section.
C. As used in Sections 301 through 308 of this title:
1. “Intoxicant” means:
a. any beverage containing alcohol,
b. any controlled dangerous substance as defined in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, Section 2-101 et seq. of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes,
c. any substance which is capable of being ingested, inhaled, injected or absorbed into the human body and is capable of adversely affecting the central nervous system, vision, hearing or other sensory or motor functions of the human body, and
d. any combination of alcohol, controlled dangerous substances, and substances capable of being ingested, inhaled, injected or absorbed into the human body and capable of adversely affecting the central nervous system, vision, hearing or other sensory or motor functions of the human body; and
2. “Operate” means manipulating any of the levers, the starting mechanism, the brakes or other mechanism or device of an aircraft, setting in motion any aircraft, or piloting any aircraft.
D. Every person who is convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor for the first offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in jail for not less than ten (10) days nor more than one (1) year, and a fine of not more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Any person who within ten (10) years after a previous conviction of a violation of this section is convicted of a second or subsequent offense pursuant to the provisions of this section or has a prior conviction within ten (10) years prior to the conviction pursuant to the provisions of this section, in a municipal criminal court of record for the violation of a municipal ordinance prohibiting the offense provided for in subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a felony and shall be sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections for not less than one (1) year and not to exceed five (5) years, and a fine of not to exceed Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00); provided, such fine shall be in addition to other punishment provided by law and shall not be imposed in lieu of other punishment. When a sentence of incarceration is imposed, the person shall be processed through the Lexington Assessment and Reception Center or at a place determined by the Director of the Department of Corrections. If the person is evaluated to be receptive to treatment and not deemed by the Department of Corrections to be a security risk, the person shall be assigned to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for substance abuse treatment. The inmate shall be required to reimburse the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for all or part of the actual cost incurred for treatment of the inmate while the inmate was assigned to the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, if at the time the sentence of incarceration was imposed, the court determined that the convicted person has the ability to pay for all or part of the cost of treatment. The court shall determine the amount of reimbursement the convicted person shall pay. While assigned to such a Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services treatment program the inmate shall comply with the rules and regulations as agreed upon by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Corrections. Any infraction of said rules may result in the inmate's reassignment to a correctional facility of the Department of Corrections. Upon successful completion of the treatment program the person shall be properly reassigned by the Department of Corrections for the completion of the sentence imposed by the court. Prior to discharge from the treatment facility, the treatment facility shall forward to the Department of Corrections a report and discharge summary including arrangements and recommendations for further disposition and follow-up treatment. If the person is evaluated not to be receptive to treatment or is evaluated to be a security risk, the inmate shall be assigned to a state correctional facility according to normal Department of Corrections classification procedures. In the event a felony conviction does not result in a sentence of incarceration as provided for in this subsection, the person shall be required to serve not less than ten (10) days of community service, or to undergo in-patient rehabilitation or treatment in a public or private facility with at least minimum security for a period of not less than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours, notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 991a, 991a-2 and 996.3 of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
E. Any person who is found guilty of a violation of the provisions of this section may be referred, prior to sentencing, to an alcoholism evaluation facility designated by the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for the purpose of evaluating the receptivity to treatment and prognosis of the person. The court shall order the person to reimburse the facility for the evaluation in an amount not to exceed Seventy-five Dollars ($75.00). The facility shall, within seventy-two (72) hours, submit a written report to the court for the purpose of assisting the court in its final sentencing determination.

Credits

Laws 1991, c. 248, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1991; Laws 1997, c. 133, § 109, eff. July 1, 1999; Laws 1998, c. 89, § 1, eff. July 1, 1998; Laws 1999, 1st Ex.Sess., c. 5, § 43, eff. July 1, 1999.
3 Okl. St. Ann. § 301, OK ST T. 3 § 301
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 378 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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