Oklahoma bill would ban alcohol purchases for drivers convicted of DUI

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A lawmaker in Oklahoma is pushing a bill that would ban people from purchasing alcohol if they are facing DUI charges, KOKH reported.

State Sen. Patrick Anderson’s Senate Bill 30 would have the state develop a system that those convicted of DUI would be given a replacement identification card that would carry the words “Alcohol Restricted” on the front. The person would be required to carry the new ID throughout a probationary period.

It would also be a crime if people purchase alcohol for someone under the alcohol restriction.

“The law does not have a catch all provision that would allow for circumstances if it’s in the food,” defense attorney David Slane told KOKH. “In cases were people have religious right to take communion where there may be alcohol in the wine, does it allow for that?

“Keep in mind the consumption of alcohol has never been illegal unless you were underage. And in this case they are saying we want the court to enforce something that’s almost unenforceable.”

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