2015 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Or Welfare
Chapter 75 - Operation of Aircraft While Intoxicated
§ 5-75-102 - Unlawful acts.

AR Code § 5-75-102 (2015) What's This?

(a) (1) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this chapter for any person who is intoxicated to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any aircraft.

(2) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this chapter for any person to operate, navigate, or be in actual physical control of any aircraft if at that time there was an alcohol concentration of four-hundredths (0.04) or more in the person's breath or blood as determined by a chemical test of the person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance.

(3) It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this chapter for any person who is at an airport to perform his or her duties as a member of the flight crew of an aircraft and who has an alcohol concentration of four-hundredths (0.04) or more in the person's breath or blood as determined by a chemical test of the person's blood, urine, breath, or other bodily substance, to:

(A) Present himself or herself at:

(i) The security checkpoint at the airport;

(ii) The security identification area; or

(iii) An aircraft ramp; or

(B) Plan and accept flight documents at the ticket counter or gate.

(b) (1) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) For a second offense occurring within one (1) year, any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating subsection (a) of this section is guilty of a Class D felony.

(3) Any person who pleads guilty or nolo contendere to or is found guilty of violating subsection (a) of this section and who at the time of the offense was a flight crew member and was in possession of a weapon is guilty of a Class D felony.

(c) (1) (A) If a person under arrest for violating subsection (a) of this section refuses upon the request of a law enforcement officer to submit to a chemical test as provided in § 5-75-103, no chemical test shall be given.

(B) However, any person who refuses to submit to a chemical test as provided for in § 5-75-103 is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

(2) For a second offense occurring within one (1) year, any person who refuses to submit to a chemical test as provided for in § 5-75-103 is guilty of a Class D felony.

(d) A complete report of any arrest or conviction made under the provisions of this chapter shall be forwarded to the Federal Aviation Administration or any other agency responsible for the licensing of pilots or navigators.

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