2020 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
§ 5-65-203. Administration of a chemical test

Universal Citation: AR Code § 5-65-203 (2020)
  1. (a) One (1) or more chemical tests authorized in § 5-65-202 shall be administered at the direction of a law enforcement officer having reasonable cause to believe the person to have been operating or in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle while intoxicated or while there was an alcohol concentration of eight hundredths (0.08) or more in the person's breath or blood.

  2. (b)

    1. (1) The law enforcement agency by which the law enforcement officer is employed shall designate which chemical test or chemical tests shall be administered, and the law enforcement agency is responsible for paying any expense incurred in conducting the chemical test or chemical tests.

    2. (2) If the person tested requests that additional chemical test or chemical tests be made as authorized in § 5-65-204(d), the cost of the additional chemical test or chemical tests shall be borne by the person tested, unless the person is found not guilty, in which case the arresting law enforcement agency shall reimburse the person for the cost of the additional chemical test or chemical tests.

    3. (3) If a person objects to the taking of his or her blood for a chemical test as authorized in this chapter, the breath, saliva, or urine of the person may be used for the chemical test.

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