2018 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
§ 5-65-207. Alcohol testing devices

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-65-207 (2018)
  • (a) (1) An instrument used to determine the alcohol content of the breath for the purpose of determining if the person was operating a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle while intoxicated or with an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more shall be constructed so that the analysis:

    • (A) Is made automatically when a sample of the person's breath is placed in the instrument; and

    • (B) Does not require adjustment or other action by the person administering the analysis.

      • (2) The instrument shall display digitally the alcohol content on the instrument itself as well as on an automatic printout.

  • (b) A breath analysis made by or through the use of an instrument that does not conform to the requirements of this section is inadmissible in a criminal or civil proceeding.

  • (c)

    • (1) The State Board of Health may adopt appropriate rules to carry out the intent of this section.

    • (2) Only instruments approved by the board as meeting the requirements of this section and its own rules shall be used for making the breath analysis for determining alcohol concentration.

    • (3)

      • (A) The Department of Health may limit by its rules the types or models of testing devices that may be approved for use under this section.

      • (B) The approved types or models shall be specified by manufacturer's name and model.

  • (d) A law enforcement agency that conducts alcohol testing shall comply with this section.

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