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Oklahoma DUI Law Ruled Unconstitutional

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     The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ruled that a new drunken-driving law is unconstitutional.
    The law created a new program for first-time DUI offenders and abolished the appeals process for those trying to keep their licenses.
    A lawsuit alleged that the Impaired Driving Elimination Act denied due process rights
    But the state's highest court invalidated the law for another reason -- ruling 5-4 that it violates a state constitutional guideline that legislation pertain to a single subject.
    The court's majority opinion states that the new law contains 17 sections pertaining to, among other things, revocation of driver's licenses, ignition interlock devices and blood and breath tests. The court previously blocked the law from going into effect.
    
 

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