In Oregon, DUII (Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants) carries significant legal weight. The state’s strict definition of DUII encompasses any form of impaired driving, regardless of the substance involved. While substances like alcohol or prescription medications may be lawful individually, Oregon’s DUII laws specifically address their use while driving.
According to the law, a DUII charge can be triggered with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher, regardless of whether driving ability was impaired or not. Moreover, a DUII charge can also apply if a person’s blood alcohol concentration is zero, but their physical or mental abilities are noticeably impaired due to drugs or alcohol. In prioritizing road safety, Oregon’s approach underscores the significance of responsible and unimpaired driving.