DWI & DUI Myths

Drunk DrivingYou can pass a breathalyzer by eating a mouth-full of peanut butter first! Coffee helps sober you up fast! These are just theories you hear for how to avoid DWI and DUI charges, but do they work? Read on to discover some common myths about DWI & DUI offenses in Oklahoma.

You Can Only Be Arrested for a 0.08% BAC or More.

While the legal limit for DUI (Driving Under the Influence) in Oklahoma is 0.08%, you can be arrested for driving with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) of 0.05-0.08% and charged with a DWI (Driving While Impaired) offense.

Peanut butter? Coffee? Underpants?

There are a lot of myths going around about passing a breathalyzer, and they’re all absolutely false. People who are pulled over for drinking while driving offenses have tried a lot of very interesting things to avoid failing breathalyzer tests. One misguided man in Canada even tried to eat his own underwear in an attempt to “soak up” the alcohol in his system and/or throw off the test. It did not work. The only thing that can lower your BAC is time.

You Can Just Refuse the Test.

How about just refusing to take the breathalyzer? Not in Oklahoma. The state of Oklahoma is an “Implied Consent” state, that means if you are stopped by an officer or arrested under suspicion of DUI then you automatically consent to taking a breathalyzer test.

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