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§ 4210.8. Operation or control of vessel under influence of alcohol or other intoxicating subst...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 63. Public Health and Safety

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 63. Public Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 72. Boating Safety
Oklahoma Boating Safety Regulation Act
63 Okl.St.Ann. § 4210.8
§ 4210.8. Operation or control of vessel under influence of alcohol or other intoxicating substance
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to operate or be in actual physical control of a vessel upon the waters of this state, except privately owned waters, who:
1. Has a blood or breath alcohol concentration of eight-hundredths (0.08) or more at the time of a test of the person's blood or breath;
2. Is under the influence of any other intoxicating substance to a degree which renders such person incapable of safely operating a vessel upon the waters of this state; or
3. Is under the influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance to a degree which renders such person incapable of safely operating a vessel upon the waters of this state.
As used in this section, “other intoxicating substance” means any controlled dangerous substance as defined in the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act1 or any other substance, other than alcohol, 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.
B. 1. Any person operating a vessel upon the waters of this state, except privately owned waters, shall be deemed to have given consent to a test or tests of such person's blood, breath, saliva or urine for the purpose of determining the presence and concentration of alcohol or any other intoxicating substance. Such tests shall be performed within two (2) hours of an arrest and in the same manner as provided for in Section 752 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
2. Evidence that the person has refused to submit to a test or tests as required by this section shall be admissible upon the trial of any criminal action or proceeding arising out of acts alleged to have been committed in violation of the provisions of this section.
3. Any person refusing to submit to such test or tests shall be in violation of this section and subject to the fines provided for herein.
C. 1. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined in an amount not to exceed One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00). Any second or subsequent conviction shall be punishable by a fine in an amount of not less than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), nor more than Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00).
2. A person arrested by a law enforcement officer for a violation of this section may be allowed to post a cash bail in an amount set by the arresting law enforcement officer not to exceed the maximum fine provided by this section, or deposit a valid license to operate a motor vehicle in exchange for an official receipt issued by the arresting officer as provided for in Section 1111 et seq. of Title 22 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

Credits

Laws 1996, c. 337, § 3, eff. July 1, 1996; Laws 1997, c. 199, § 8, eff. Nov. 1, 1997. Renumbered from Title 63, § 4210A by Laws 2003, c. 393, § 9, emerg. eff. June 4, 2003; Laws 2011, c. 201, § 2, eff. July 1, 2011.

Footnotes

Title 63, § 2-101 et seq.
63 Okl. St. Ann. § 4210.8, OK ST T. 63 § 4210.8
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 29 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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