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Oregon DUI Laws (DUII, DWI)

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The maximum prescribed legal BAC limit in Oregon is 0.08% per se
(effective from Oct 15th 1983)

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Oregon Drunk Driving Laws

(If you’ve been charged with Oregon DUII, the law allows only 10 days for your Oregon DUII Lawyer to make a request with the Oregon DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) for a hearing to save your driving license)

Oregon DUI arrests (often called DUII, for driving under the influence of intoxicants)

Oregon is a member of the Interstate Drivers License Compact
An agreement between participating states to share information regarding certain types of convictions including DUI - DWI and related Drunk Driving offenses. If a resident of one state gets convicted of a drunk driving offense in another state, the driver's home state will be notified. The type of action that the driver's home state will take will vary from state to state.

Oregon DUII Laws and BAC limits

ALL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.08%
In the State of Oregon it is crime for ANY driver to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.08% and above.

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - BAC LIMIT = 0.04%
It is a crime for commercial vehicle operators to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.04% or above.

MINOR (under the age of 21) - BAC LIMIT = 0.01% (ZERO TOLERANCE)
It is a crime for persons under 21 years of age to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content - concentration) of 0.01% or above.

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Oregon and implied consent laws are enforced.

!! CAUTION - Driving Ability Impaired !!

You can be prosecuted in Oregon without driving while you are over the legal prescribed bac limit.

Under Oregon law, it is unlawful to drive with a BAC limit above the per se laws OR to drive while impaired under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

Under this law the prosecution must show that the driver was IMPAIRED by alcohol and/or drugs. The level of impairment is usually based on observations and evidence of driving ability (or rather inability), physical appearance, field sobriety tests and any other relevant evidence which can help prove a persons driving ability was indeed impaired. Different amounts of alcohol can affect people in different ways, what may impair one persons driving ability and make them feel drunk, might not necessarily impair another persons driving ability.

Observations from a law enforcement officer that may lead to being stopped and arrested include:

  • Making a turn too widely or narrowly
  • Using two lanes, straddling the center line
  • Almost hitting someone or something
  • Weaving or drifting from one side of the road to another
  • Driving too slowly and being overly cautious
  • Driving too close to vehicle in front
  • Driving ON the center lines
  • Erratic braking
  • Swerving to correct course of vehicle

You can be charged with an offence regardless of your BAC level, as long as impairment can be proved to the legal extent necessary.

A skilled drunk driving attorney can help you defend any charges against you

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Penalties for DUII - Drunk Driving in Oregon

Oregon is a state with a ten-year ‘washout period’, also known as a 'look back period'.


First DUII - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a first DUII - drunk driving conviction in Oregon:

  • Fines: minimum of $1,000 fine
  • Jail Time: minimum 2 days in jail
  • Drivers License Suspension: 1 year drivers license suspension (ignition interlock hardship driving permit may be available after first 30 days of suspension)
  • Ignition Interlock Device: ignition interlock restriction for 1 year upon drivers license re-instatement
  • 80 hours community service may be given instead of jail or fine if courts think this appropriate
  • complete alcohol / drug screening interview and treatment program
  • possible attendance at victim impact treatment sessions
  • mandatory alcohol evaluation
  • Oregon SR22 insurance requirement

Second DUII - Drunk Driving Conviction - MISDEMEANOR

The penalty for a second DUII - drunk driving conviction in Oregon:

  • Fines: minimum of $1,500 fine
  • Jail Time: 2 days to 1 year in jail
  • Drivers License Suspension: 3 years drivers license suspension (ignition interlock hardship driving permit may be available after first 1 year of suspension)
  • Ignition Interlock Device: ignition interlock restriction for 2 years upon drivers license re-instatement
  • complete alcohol / drug screening interview and treatment program
  • possible attendance at victim impact treatment sessions
  • mandatory alcohol evaluation
  • Oregon SR22 insurance requirement

Third (and subsequent) DUII - Drunk Driving Conviction - Misdemeanor

The penalty for a third DUII - drunk driving conviction in Oregon:

  • Fines: minimum of $2,000 fine
  • Jail Time: 2 days to 1 year in jail
  • Drivers License Suspension: drivers license permanently revoked (may file a petition in the county circuit court to have driving privileges restored after a period of 10 years)
  • Ignition Interlock Device: ignition interlock restriction for 2 years upon drivers license re-instatement
  • complete alcohol / drug screening interview and treatment program
  • possible attendance at victim impact treatment sessions
  • mandatory alcohol evaluation
  • Oregon SR22 insurance requirement

Driving while under the influence of intoxicants is a Class C felony if the current offense was committed in a motor vehicle and the defendant has been convicted, at least three times in the 10 years prior to the date of the current offense.


 

Implied consent LAWS

Implied Consent Chemical Testing

It is an offense to refuse to submit to a chemical test in Oregon and implied consent laws are enforced.

Penalties for refusing to submit to a chemical test in Oregon

In Oregon, if the accused refuses to take a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine, their drivers license will be suspended/revoked.

First chemical test refusal

Second (and subsequent) chemical test refusals (within 5 years)

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Oregon SR22 insurance (High Risk auto Insurance)

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Minimum liability insurance requirements for private passenger vehicles in the state of Oregon

The minimum mandatory liability insurance coverage required in the state of Oregon for private passenger vehicles is:

  • $25,000 bodily injury liability (BIL) per person
  • $50,000 for two or more people in one accident
  • $20,000 property damage liability (PDL) coverage
  • $15,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) for expenses after the crash
  • $25,000 per person/$50,000 per crash of uninsured motorist coverage

What is (BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance?

(BIL) Bodily Injury Liability insurance coverage will pay for serious and permanent injury or death to other people when a crash is caused by the insured. An auto insurance company will pay for injuries up to the limits specified in an insurance policy and will provide legal representation for the insured in the event someone tries to sue them.

What is (PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance?

(PDL) Property Damage Liability insurance coverage pays for damages an insured driver or members of an insured drivers family cause (and are liable for) to other people's property in a crash involving a motor vehicle.

What is (PIP) Personal Injury Protection?

Personal injury protection (PIP) pays for any medical expenses, lost wages, and any replacement services when a driver is involved in an accident. These expenses are paid regardles of who is at fault.

What is Underinsured Motorist Coverage?

Underinsured motorist coverage helps to pay for any medical claims in addition to those covered by personal injury protection. This type of insurance coverage only pays out in the event that the other motorist is at fault and does not hold the necessary amount of insurance to cover all expenses.

What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Uninsured motorist coverage pays for medical expenses after your PIP benefits have ended if the other driver is responsible for the accident and has no insurance coverage.

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Disclaimer: While every effort is made to keep all information up to date, the Oregon drunk driving laws change frequently and the information provided on this web site should not be construed as legal advice, nor is it necessarily complete. Drinkdriving.org shall not be held responsible for any actions a person may take as a result of information gathered from this web site. Consultation with a local Oregon DUI lawyer is recommended in all cases.

 

Useful Oregon DUII Links:

DUII - Drunk Driving Laws in Oregon

Oregon Drivers Manual

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Oregon DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles)

Oregon Department of Transportation

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Latest Oregon DUII News

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Wed, 26 Sep 2018 09:36:28 GMT

Oregon City man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, DUII after fatal crash - OregonLive.com (blog)


OregonLive.com (blog)

Oregon City man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter, DUII after fatal crash
OregonLive.com (blog)
Douglas M. McCann, an Oregon City resident, remains in the county jail and is set to be arraigned Wednesday. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the reported two-car crash at South Beavercreek and Henrici roads shortly ...
Deputies arrest driver for DUII, other charges in Oregon City fatal crashKATU
20-year-old man arrested for manslaughter, DUII after deadly Oregon City crashKPTV.com

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Wed, 12 Sep 2018 18:03:37 GMT

Driver arrested for DUII after fatal crash, car fire - KOIN.com


KOIN.com

Driver arrested for DUII after fatal crash, car fire
KOIN.com
Intersection of S Beavercreek Rd. and S Henrici Rd. in unincorporated Oregon City is closed following a fatal car crash. Investigators are on-scene. Expect roads to remain closed for several more hours. Press release to follow. pic.twitter.com/VL65sP4NbJ.


Wed, 12 Sep 2018 17:15:37 GMT

Firefighter arrested for DUII after four-vehicle crash near Veneta - KEZI TV


KEZI TV

Firefighter arrested for DUII after four-vehicle crash near Veneta
KEZI TV
VENETA, Ore. -- A wildland firefighter is facing DUII and reckless driving charges, accused of slamming into three other vehicles in a construction zone near Veneta Wednesday. Oregon State Police said the crash happened at about 2:12 a.m. on Highway ...

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Wed, 29 Aug 2018 20:11:11 GMT

Double DUII crashes leave patrol car totaled - KTVL


KTVL

Double DUII crashes leave patrol car totaled
KTVL
Oregon State Police were called to the scene to investigate. The driver was Destiny Dean. After further investigation, evidence of drug use was found in the car she was driving. Dean was lodged at the Josephine County Jail on charges of DUII ...

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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:50:50 GMT

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