2012 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare
Chapter 65 - Driving While Intoxicated
Subchapter 1 - -- General Provisions
§ 5-65-102 - Definitions.


AR Code § 5-65-102 (2012) What's This?

As used in this act:

(1) (A) "Controlled substance" means a drug, substance, or immediate precursor in Schedules I through VI.

(B) The fact that any person charged with a violation of this act is or has been entitled to use that drug or controlled substance under the laws of this state does not constitute a defense against any charge of violating this act;

(2) "Intoxicated" means influenced or affected by the ingestion of alcohol, a controlled substance, any intoxicant, or any combination of alcohol, a controlled substance, or an intoxicant, to such a degree that the driver's reactions, motor skills, andjudgment are substantially altered and the driver, therefore, constitutes a clear and substantial danger of physical injury or death to himself and other motorists or pedestrians;

(3) "Sworn report" means a signed and written statement of a certified law enforcement officer, under penalty of perjury, on a form provided by the Director of the Department of Finance and Administration; and

(4) "Victim impact statement" means a voluntary written or oral statement of a victim, or relative of a victim, who has sustained serious injury due to a violation of this act.

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