2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 75 - VEHICLES
Chapter 38 - Driving after Imbibing Alcohol or Utilizing Drugs
Section 3801 - Definitions







3801.  Definitions.

3802.  Driving under influence of alcohol or controlled substance.

3803.  Grading.

3804.  Penalties.

3805.  Ignition interlock.

3806.  Prior offenses.

3807.  Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition.

3808.  Illegally operating a motor vehicle not equipped with ignition interlock.

3809.  Restriction on alcoholic beverages.

3810.  Authorized use not a defense.

3811.  Certain arrests authorized.

3812.  Preliminary hearing or arraignment.

3813.  Work release.

3814.  Drug and alcohol assessments.

3815.  Mandatory sentencing.

3816.  Requirements for driving under influence offenders.

3817.  Reporting requirements for offenses.


Enactment.  Chapter 38 was added September 30, 2003, P.L.120, No.24, effective February 1, 2004.

Special Provisions in Appendix.  See sections 19, 20 and 21 of Act 24 of 2003 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to initial contracts by department, duties of department and applicability.

Cross References.  Chapter 38 is referred to in sections 1542, 1545, 1552, 1553, 3101 of this title; section 5329 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations); sections 9763, 9804 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).

§ 3801.  Definitions.

The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Adult."  An individual who is at least 21 years of age.

"Ignition interlock system."  A system approved by the department which prevents a vehicle from being started or operated unless the operator first provides a breath sample indicating that the operator has an alcohol level less than 0.025%.

"Minor."  An individual who is under 21 years of age.


Cross References.  Section 3801 is referred to in section 1553 of this title.

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