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Oklahoma law prohibits anyone from operating or being in actual physical control of any vessel while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicating substances. Alcohol and drugs cause impaired balance, blurred vision, poor coordination, impaired judgment, and slower reaction times. Alcohol is a major contributor to boating accidents and fatalities.

Boating under the influence arrest

Oklahoma law states that a person is considered to be “under the influence” if he or she:

  • Has an alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher as measured in the person’s breath or blood or …
  • Is under the influence of any other intoxicating substance to a degree which makes him or her incapable of safely operating the vessel or …
  • Is under the influence of alcohol and any other intoxicating substance to a degree which makes him or her incapable of safely operating the vessel.