Ignition Interlock Laws in Oklahoma

Oklahoma State SealOklahoma ignition interlock laws require that any driver convicted of driving while intoxicated DWI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .15% or higher must install an ignition interlock device, including an electronic log device, on every vehicle they own or which is registered to them.

When you are arrested for a DWI in Oklahoma your license can be suspended in two different ways:

  1. Administrative. This only happens if you fail a breath test, or refuse to take one. Your license is confiscated immediately by the arresting office, and you are given a temporary license which allows you to attend to your affairs for 15 days. You can request a hearing to challenge your case during that time. If you choose not to do so, or if your challenge is unsuccessful, your license will be suspended for 6 months. You will then need an ignition interlock to regain your driving privileges
  2. Judicial. This occurs when you are sentenced by a court after a trial or plea agreement
1st Offense10 days to 1 year$1,000180 days
2nd Offense1 to 5 yearsUp to $2,0001 year
3rd Offense1 to 10 yearsUp to $5,0003 years
4th and subsequent1 to 20 yearsUp to $5,0003 years
  • As a result of a DUI in Oklahoma, your license can be either suspended or revoked. With a suspended license, your driving privileges can be restored after a certain amount of time has passed if you fulfill certain conditions. With a revocation, you no longer have driving privileges. After a revocation, you might have to retake driving tests and appear in court to get a new license
  • Depending on the conditions of your suspension, you might be able to get a hardship license which allows you to drive to certain locations at certain times. You might be required to install an ignition interlock in order to obtain one. This can be done 30 days after suspension
  • As a result of conviction, an interlock will be required for 18 months for first-time offenders; second-time offenders will be required to use an interlock for four years if their BAC exceeds .08. Any additional DUI convictions will result in the use of an interlock for five years

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