2017 Arkansas Code
Title 5 - Criminal Offenses
Subtitle 6 - Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, or Welfare
Chapter 65 - Driving or Boating While Intoxicated
Subchapter 2 - Chemical Analysis of Body Substances
§ 5-65-202. Implied consent

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-65-202 (2017)
  • (a) A person who operates a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle or is in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle is deemed to have given consent, subject to § 5-65-203, to one (1) or more chemical tests of his or her breath, saliva, or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol concentration or controlled substance content of his or her breath or blood if:
    • (1) The person is arrested for any offense arising out of an act alleged to have been committed while the person was driving or boating while intoxicated or driving or boating while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the person's breath or blood;
    • (2) The person is involved in an accident while operating or in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle; or
    • (3) At the time the person is arrested for driving or boating while intoxicated, the law enforcement officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person, while operating or in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle, is intoxicated or has an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the person's breath or blood.
  • (b) A person who is dead, unconscious, or otherwise in a condition rendering him or her incapable of refusal is deemed not to have withdrawn the consent provided by subsection (a) of this section, and one (1) or more chemical tests may be administered subject to § 5-65-203.
  • (c) A test of a person's blood under this section to determine the person's alcohol concentration, controlled substance content, or other intoxicating substance content in his or her blood requires a warrant based on probable cause that the person was operating or in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
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