Medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma, which has led to an increase in consumption across the state. Despite the legality of consuming marijuana for approved medical purposes, many users are unfamiliar with the laws regarding drug consumption and driving. Because of this, many drivers who understand that drinking and driving will lead to a DUI do not realize that they can be charged for driving while high.
Police in Oklahoma recently arrested a woman who they say was under the influence of alcohol when she lost control of her vehicle. Her child was apparently in the vehicle at the time. She is facing multiple criminal charges, including possession of drug paraphernalia and child endangerment by DUI. She is currently out of police custody on $3,000 bond.
A woman who was reportedly driving on the rim of one of her tires was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police say this is the woman's second DUI offense, and she is also facing charges for transporting an open container, operating a car with defective tires and driving without a driver's license in her possession. Her bail was set at $2,000.