Jefferson County, MO
 
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[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.010]
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle while:
1. 
Under the influence of alcohol; or
2. 
Under the influence of any controlled substance as defined by Chapter 195, RSMo.; or
3. 
Under the influence of model glue or any substance containing toluene; or
4. 
Under the influence of any combination of alcohol and controlled substances, to such extent as to impair the person of full possession of normal faculties.
B. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.015]
A. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle upon the highways and roadways of Jefferson County with a blood alcohol content of eight one-hundredths of one percent (0.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in his or her blood.
B. 
No person shall operate a commercial vehicle while having an alcohol concentration in his or her blood, breath, urine or saliva of four one-hundredths of one percent (0.04%) or more. As used in this Section, the term "commercial motor vehicle" shall mean any motor vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property if:
1. 
The vehicle has a gross combination weight rating of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) or more pounds inclusive of a towed unit which has a gross vehicle weight rating of ten thousand (10,000) pounds; or
2. 
The vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) or more pounds; or
3. 
The vehicle is designed to transport more than fifteen (15) passengers, including the driver; or
4. 
The vehicle is transporting hazardous materials as defined in Section 302.700, RSMo.
C. 
As used in this Section, percent by weight of alcohol in the blood shall be based upon grams of alcohol per one hundred (100) milliliters of blood and may be shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine. For the purposes of determining the alcoholic content of a person's blood under this Section, the test shall be conducted in accordance with provisions of Sections 577.020 to 577.041, RSMo.
D. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.017]
A. 
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage while operating a moving motor vehicle upon the highways and roadways as defined in Section 300.160 of this code.
B. 
Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section is guilty of an infraction.
C. 
Any infraction under this Section shall not reflect on any records with the Department of Revenue.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.020]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the operator of any motor vehicle intentionally to harass or alarm another person who is inside a motor vehicle by intentionally or knowingly:
1. 
Increasing or decreasing the speed of his or her vehicle; or
2. 
Changing lanes; or
3. 
Following the other person's vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent under the totality of the circumstances; or
4. 
Impeding or obstructing the operation of the other person's motor vehicle; or
5. 
Operating his or her vehicle in a manner that endangers or would be likely to endanger any person or property.
B. 
Every person convicted of violating this provision shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or by detention in the County Jail for not more than one (1) year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.025]
A. 
The operator of a motor vehicle shall bring the vehicle to a complete stop upon perceiving a Police vehicle in pursuit with lights or siren activated. Such vehicle shall be parked in a position parallel to and as close to the right-hand edge of the road as possible.
B. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.030]
A. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon the highways or roadways of Jefferson County while that person's license and driving privilege is canceled, suspended or revoked and before an official reinstatement notice or termination notice is issued by the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri pursuant to the provisions of Sections 302.010 — 302.340, 302.500 — 302.540, 303.041, 544.046, RSMo., or pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 577, RSMo., whether that person's license and driving privilege is that of a resident or a non-resident. The County Municipal Court shall not suspend imposition of the sentence nor suspend execution of sentence of such person, nor shall such person be eligible for parole or probation until such person has served a minimum of forty-eight (48) consecutive hours of imprisonment unless, as a condition of such parole or probation, such person performs at least ten (10) days involving at least forty (40) hours of community service under the supervision of the County Municipal Court or pays a fine.
B. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.032]
A. 
No person shall operate any motor vehicle upon the highways or roadways of Jefferson County while that person's license is canceled, suspended or revoked for violation of any provision under Chapter 303, RSMo.
B. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00) and imprisonment not to exceed six (6) months.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.035]
A. 
No person shall drive any motor vehicle, except farm tractors, upon any highway, roadway or alleyway unless the person has a valid license or permit as an operator under the provisions of the laws of Missouri. Any person holding a valid chauffeur's license shall not be required to procure an operator's license. A person operating a motor vehicle within the restrictions and limitations of a court order granting him/her limited hardship driving privileges and having a copy of such order in his or her possession shall not be guilty of operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license.
B. 
No person shall drive as a chauffeur any vehicle upon any highway, roadway or alleyway unless the person has a valid license as a chauffeur under the provisions of the laws of Missouri, except as provided in Section 302.051, RSMo.
C. 
While driving a motor vehicle, the holder of a license shall carry the license issued. The license shall be displayed for inspection when demand is made for its display by any Law Enforcement Officer. Failure of any driver of a motor vehicle to exhibit a license to Law Enforcement Officers shall be prima facie evidence that the person is not a duly licensed driver.
D. 
No person shall operate a motorcycle or other self-propelled two- or three-wheeled vehicle upon any highway, roadway or alleyway unless the person has a valid operator's or chauffeur's license which has been validated for motorcycle operation according to the provisions of Section 302.020.1(4), RSMo.
E. 
No person shall operate a motor vehicle in any manner in violation of the restrictions imposed in a restricted license.
F. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.040]
A. 
No person shall operate a motorized bicycle on any highway, roadway or alleyway unless the person has a valid operator's or chauffeur's license.
B. 
No motorized bicycle may be operated on any public thoroughfare located within this State which has been designated as part of the Federal interstate highway system.
C. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.045]
A. 
No person under the age of fifteen (15) years shall operate a motor vehicle on any highway, roadway or alleyway of Jefferson County.
B. 
No owner or lessee of any motor vehicle shall permit any person under the age of fifteen (15) years to operate such motor vehicle on any highway, roadway or alleyway of Jefferson County. Persons who have passed the age of fifteen (15) years and who have been issued a driver's permit by the Director of Revenue of Missouri as provided in Section 302.130, RSMo., may operate a motor vehicle upon any highway, roadway or alleyway under the provisions and conditions set for the by the laws of Missouri.
C. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.050]
A. 
No person shall authorize or knowingly permit a motor vehicle owned by or under the control of such person to be driven by any person who is not authorized to drive under any of the provisions of Sections 302.010 — 302.270, RSMo., providing for driver's and chauffeur's licenses.
B. 
In any prosecution charging a violation of Subsection (A), proof that an unauthorized person as described in Subsection (A) and Sections 302.010 — 302.270, RSMo., was driving the motor vehicle described in the complaint, together with proof that the defendant named in the complaint was, at the time described in the complaint, the registered owner of the vehicle, shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the registered owner was the person who authorized or knowingly permitted the unauthorized person to drive the vehicle at the point where and during which the violation occurred.
C. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.055]
A. 
No person shall display, permit to be displayed or have in possession any operator's or chauffeur's license knowing it to be fictitious or to have been canceled, suspended, revoked or altered.
B. 
No person shall lend or knowingly permit the use by another of any operator's or chauffeur's license issued to the person lending or permitting its use.
C. 
No person shall display or represent as one's own any operator's or chauffeur's license not issued to the person displaying the license.
D. 
Any violation of this Section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.060; Ord. No. 10-0269 §1, 7-7-2010]
A person commits the crime of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident when being the operator or driver of a vehicle on the highway or roadway or on any publicly or privately owned parking lot or parking facility generally open for use by the public and knowing that an injury has been caused to a person or damage has been caused to property, due to his/her culpability or to accident, he/she leaves the place of the injury, damage or accident without stopping and giving his/her name, residence, including County and street number, motor vehicle number and driver's license number, if any, to the injured party or to a Police Officer, or if no Police Officer is in the vicinity, then to the nearest police station or judicial officer.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.065]
The driver of any vehicle shall not drive within any sidewalk area except at a permanent or temporary driveway.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.070]
No person shall drive a vehicle onto or from any limited access roadway or highway except at entrances and exits as are established by public authority.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.075]
No vehicle shall be driven over any unprotected hose of any Fire Department when the hose is laid down on any highway, roadway, alleyway or driveway for use at any fire or alarm of fire without the consent of the Fire Department official in command.
[Order of 5-2-2009 §107.080]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to operate a motor vehicle other than a farm tractor upon any highway, roadway or alleyway unless that person maintains the financial responsibility required by Chapter 303, RSMo., as amended, or is operating a motor vehicle as to which the owner has maintained financial responsibility.
B. 
While operating a motor vehicle, all drivers shall carry proof of the financial responsibility required by Chapter 303, RSMo., as amended. Proof of financial responsibility shall be displayed for inspection upon demand by any Law Enforcement Officer. Failure of any driver to exhibit proof of financial responsibility to a Law Enforcement Officer shall constitute prima facie evidence that the driver has not maintained financial responsibility and is not operating a motor vehicle as to which the owner has maintained financial responsibility.
C. 
Any violation of this Section shall be a misdemeanor.