The Norman Police Division, together with the Cleveland County District Lawyer’s Workplace, will conduct impaired driving enforcement Friday with a “No Refusal” DUI checkpoint.
Alcohol-impaired drivers get behind the wheel thousands and thousands of occasions annually yielding lethal penalties. From 2009 to 2018, 1,864 folks had been killed in crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver on Oklahoma roads.
For that reason, the Norman Police Division will make a concentrated effort to establish impaired drivers with a high-visibility, accountable driving enforcement mission this Friday. The purpose is to discourage individuals who have been ingesting from getting behind the wheel, whereas additionally addressing those that do make the poor choice to drive whereas impaired.
In the course of the checkpoint, suspected impaired drivers who refuse sobriety checks may very well be topic to an officer in search of a search warrant for a blood pattern. The regulation permits an officer to request a search warrant for a person’s blood pattern once they refuse the State’s Implied Consent Take a look at. If a decide grants a search warrant, proof obtained from a suspected impaired driver could also be used of their prison prosecution.
If you’ll devour alcohol, plan forward and designate a sober driver. Even in case you have just one alcoholic beverage, name a journey service, use public transportation, or telephone a sober good friend or member of the family to get residence safely. If you happen to see an impaired driver on the highway, contact the Norman Police Division at 405-321-1444.
Bear in mind, it’s by no means protected to drink and drive. Norman police will present zero tolerance for impaired driving.
This enforcement mission is in partnership with the Cleveland County District Lawyer’s Workplace, the Oklahoma Freeway Patrol, the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Workplace and ENDUI Oklahoma.