Of course, if you`ve exceeded the legal limit, you`ll still get a quote for driving under the influence (just like in any other part of the country), but a new report released by Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety notes that only 39 states and Washington, D.C., have open container laws. Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wyoming do not have open container laws that meet federal requirements. Okla. Stat. tit. 21, §1220 A. Except as provided in subdivision C of this section, it is unlawful for an operator to knowingly transport or possess in a moving vehicle on a highway, road or driveway intoxicating liquor or beer within the meaning of sections 163.1 and 163.2 of title 37 of the laws of Oklahoma, except in the original receptacle, which must not have been opened and from which the original cap or seal has not been removed: unless the open container is located in the rear luggage compartment or rear compartment, which includes the spare tyre compartment of a station wagon or panel van, or in an outdoor area inaccessible to the driver or any other person in the vehicle while driving. Any person who violates the provisions of this section shall be convicted of a misdemeanor and punished if convicted under Section 566 A of title 37 of the Laws of Oklahoma. B. A person convicted of violating any provision of Subdivision A of this Section shall, in addition to any fine imposed, pay a special trauma care fee of $100 to the Trauma Care Assistance Revolving Fund established in 63 Oklahoma Statute § 1-2522. C.
The provisions of Subdivision A of this Division do not apply to the passenger area of buses and limousines; However, it is illegal for the bus or limousine driver to consume intoxicating liquor or beer or have them in his or her direct possession. D. No city, municipality or county may issue an order, order, rule or order respecting the consumption or service of intoxicating liquor or beer on buses or limousines. E. As used in this section: 1. “Bus” means a vehicle as defined in § 1-105 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma Statutes chartered for the transportation of persons for rent. It is not a school bus as defined in 47 Oklahoma statutes § 1-160 that transports children, or a vehicle operated under a franchise with a city or municipality operating on a regular route; and 2. “Limousine” means a chauffeur-driven motor vehicle, other than a bus or taxi as defined in 47 Statutes of Oklahoma Sections 1-174, designed and used for the transportation of persons for remuneration. Although this law is now obsolete, most states have passed its requirements and have the same laws to this day. However, not all States treat open containers equally.
§53a-213: A person is guilty of drinking while driving a motor vehicle if he drinks alcohol while driving a W. Va. motor vehicle. Code §17C-5D-1 ff. (a) It is unlawful for the driver or occupant of a motor vehicle to consume alcoholic beverages in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle located on a highway or on a right-of-way of a highway in that State: whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary. (b) it is unlawful for the driver or passenger of a motor vehicle to knowingly possess an open container for alcoholic beverages in the passenger; The area of a motor vehicle located on a highway or right-of-way of a highway in that state, whether the vehicle is moving or stationary. Possession of one or more open containers by a person in a single criminal matter is a single offence. (c) The provisions of this Division do not apply to a passenger: (1) in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle designed, maintained or used primarily for the transportation of persons for remuneration, including, but not limited to, a bus, taxi or limousine; or (2) on the living quarters of a motorized or non-motorized car, trailer, RV or self-contained RV. (d) Any person who contravenes the provisions of subparagraph (a) or (b) of this article is guilty of an offence and is liable to a fine of not less than $50 and not more than $100 if convicted. Hawaii Rev.
Stat. §291-3.1 ff. BGB. (a) No person shall consume intoxicating alcohol while driving a motor vehicle or moped on a highway, highway or highway. (b) No person shall, while driving a motor vehicle or moped on a highway, highway or highway, possess a bottle, can or other container containing intoxicating liquor that has been opened or sealed or the contents of which have been partially removed. (c) Any person who contravenes this section shall be liable to a fine of not more than $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 30 days, or to both. 291-3.2 (a) No person shall consume intoxicating alcohol while he is a passenger in a motor vehicle or moped on a highway, highway or highway. (b) No passenger, as a passenger of a motor vehicle or moped on a highway, highway or highway, shall possess a bottle, can or other container containing intoxicating liquor that has been opened or sealed or the contents of which have been partially removed. (c) Any person who violates this article is guilty of a minor offence. 291-3.3 (a) No person shall transport bottles, cans or other containers containing alcoholic beverages that have been opened or sealed or the contents of which have been partially or completely removed in a motor vehicle or on a moped, if the vehicle or moped is on a highway, a road or highway or at a viewpoint. unless this container is located in the luggage compartment of the vehicle or in another area of the vehicle not normally occupied by the driver or passengers, if the vehicle is not equipped with a luggage compartment. A cargo compartment or glove compartment is considered to be located in the area occupied by the driver and passengers.