2021 Utah Code
Title 41 - Motor Vehicles
Chapter 6a - Traffic Code
Part 5 - Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving
Section 516 - Admissibility of chemical test results in actions for driving under the influence -- Weight of evidence.

Universal Citation: UT Code § 41-6a-516 (2021)
41-6a-516. Admissibility of chemical test results in actions for driving under the influence -- Weight of evidence.
  • (1)
    • (a) In any civil or criminal action or proceeding in which it is material to prove that a person was operating or in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood or breath alcohol content statutorily prohibited, the results of a chemical test or tests as authorized in Section 41-6a-520 are admissible as evidence.
    • (b)
      • (i) In a criminal proceeding, noncompliance with Section 41-6a-520 does not render the results of a chemical test inadmissible.
      • (ii) Evidence of a defendant's blood or breath alcohol content or drug content is admissible except when prohibited by Rules of Evidence or the constitution.
  • (2) This section does not prevent a court from receiving otherwise admissible evidence as to a defendant's blood or breath alcohol level or drug level at the time relevant to the alleged offense.


Renumbered and Amended by Chapter 2, 2005 General Session
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