Velda City, MO
St. Louis County
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Cross Reference — As to reimbursement of certain costs related to arrest under this chapter, see §125.130(A)(5) of this code.
[Ord. No. 465 §2, 12-12-1994]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have these prescribed meanings:
COMMERCIAL MOTOR VEHICLE
A motor vehicle designed or used to transport passengers or property:
1. 
If 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 one (10,001) pounds or more;
2. 
If the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight rating of twenty-six thousand one (26,001) or more pounds or such lesser rating as determined by Federal regulation;
3. 
If the vehicle is designed to transport more than fifteen (15) passengers, including the driver; or
4. 
If the vehicle is transporting hazardous materials and is required to be placarded under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (46 USC 1801 et seq.).
DRIVE, DRIVING, OPERATES or OPERATING
Physically driving or operating a motor vehicle.
INTOXICATED CONDITION
A person is in an "intoxicated condition" when he/she is under the influence of alcohol, a controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER or ARRESTING OFFICER
Includes the definition of Law Enforcement Officer in Subdivision (17) of Section 556.061, RSMo., and Military Policemen conducting traffic enforcement operations on a Federal military installation under military jurisdiction in the State of Missouri.
A person commits the offense of "driving while intoxicated" if he/she operates a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition. No person convicted of or pleading guilty to the offense of driving while intoxicated shall be granted a suspended imposition of sentence for such offense, unless such person shall be placed on probation for a minimum of two (2) years.
[Ord. No. 551 §1, 9-12-2001]
A. 
A person commits the offense of "driving with excessive blood alcohol content" if such person operates a motor vehicle with eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood.
B. 
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 or two hundred ten (210) liters of breath and may be shown by chemical analysis of the person's blood, breath, saliva or urine.
C. 
For the purposes of determining the alcoholic content of a person's blood under this Section, the test shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of State law.
[Ord. No. 551 §2, 9-12-2001]
A. 
Any person who operates a motor vehicle upon the public highways of this City shall be deemed to have given consent to, subject to the provisions of Sections 577.020 to 577.041, RSMo., a chemical test or tests of the person's breath, blood, saliva or urine for the purpose of determining the alcohol or drug content of the person's blood pursuant to the following circumstances.
1. 
If the person is arrested for any offense arising out of acts which the arresting officer had reasonable grounds to believe were committed while the person was driving a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition; or
2. 
If the person is under the age of twenty-one (21), has been stopped by a Law Enforcement Officer, and the Law Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that such person was driving a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of two-hundredths of one percent (.02%) or more by weight; or
3. 
If the person is under the age of twenty-one (21), has been stopped by a Law Enforcement Officer, and the Law Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that such person has committed a violation of the traffic laws of the State or any political subdivision of the State, and such officer has reasonable grounds to believe, after making such stop, that such person has a blood alcohol content of two-hundredths of one percent (.02%) or greater; or
4. 
If the person is under the age of twenty-one (21), has been stopped at a sobriety checkpoint or roadblock, and the Law Enforcement Officer has reasonable grounds to believe that such person has a blood alcohol content of two-hundredths of one percent (.02%) or greater. The test shall be administered at the direction of the Law Enforcement Officer whenever the person has been arrested or stopped for any reason.
5. 
Any Law Enforcement Officer who has the power of arrest for driving while intoxicated or driving with an excessive blood alcohol content and who is certified pursuant to Chapter 590, RSMo., may, prior to arrest, administer a chemical test to any person suspected of operating a motor vehicle in violation of Sections 342.020 or 342.030. A test administered pursuant to this Subsection shall be admissible as evidence of probable cause to arrest and as exculpatory evidence but shall not be admissible as evidence of blood alcohol content.
B. 
The implied consent to submit to the chemical tests listed in Subsection (A) of this Section shall be limited to not more than two (2) such tests arising from the same arrest, incident or charge and shall not include implied consent to a chemical test administered pursuant to Subsection (A)(5) of this Section.
C. 
Chemical analysis of the person's breath, blood, saliva or urine to be considered valid pursuant to the provisions of Sections 577.020 to 577.041, RSMo., shall be performed according to methods approved by the State Department of Health by licensed medical personnel or by a person possessing a valid permit issued by the State Department of Health for this purpose.
D. 
The person tested may have a physician, or a qualified technician, chemist, registered nurse or other qualified person at the choosing and expense of the person to be tested, administer a test in addition to any administered at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer. The failure or inability to obtain an additional test by a person shall not preclude the admission of evidence relating to the test taken at the direction of a Law Enforcement Officer.
E. 
Upon the request of the person who is tested, full information concerning the test shall be made available to him.
F. 
Any person given a chemical test of the person's breath pursuant to Subsection (A) of this Section or a field sobriety test may be videotaped during any such test at the direction of the Law Enforcement Officer. Any such video recording made during the chemical test pursuant to this Subsection or a field sobriety test shall be admissible as evidence for a violation of any municipal ordinance or any license revocation or suspension proceeding pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 302, RSMo.
A. 
No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage while operating a moving motor vehicle upon the highways.
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.
[Ord. No. 465 §5, 12-12-1994]
A. 
A person commits the offense of driving a commercial motor vehicle with an excessive alcohol concentration or under the influence of a regulated substance if he/she drives:
1. 
While having an alcohol concentration of four one-hundredths of a percent (.04%) or more; or
2. 
While under the influence of any substance so classified under Section 102(6) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 USC 802(6)), including any substance listed in Schedules I through V of 21CFR part 1308, as they may be revised from time to time.
B. 
The provisions of this Subsection shall not apply to: Any person driving a farm vehicle as defined in Section 302.700, RSMo.; any active duty military personnel, members of the reserves and National Guard on active duty, including personnel on full-time National Guard duty, personnel on part-time training and National Guard military technicians, while driving military vehicles for military purposes; any person who drives emergency or fire equipment necessary to the preservation of life or property or the execution of emergency governmental functions under emergency conditions; any person driving or pulling a recreational vehicle, as defined in Sections 301.010 and 700.010, RSMo., for personal use; and any other class of persons exempted by rule or regulation of the Director of Revenue of the State of Missouri, which rule or regulation is in compliance with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 and any amendments or regulations to said Act.
[Ord. No. 551 §3, 9-12-2001]
Upon a plea of guilty, a finding of guilty or a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) for any offense violating this Chapter, the court shall, in addition to imposition of any penalties provided by law, order the defendant to reimburse the City for the reasonable costs relating to the investigation, arrest, processing and incarceration of said defendant, including the cost of any necessary chemical test. The City shall establish, maintain and provide a schedule of costs to the Municipal Court for its consideration in recouping those costs related to this Section. The court has the authority to order any costs reduced if determined to be excessive.
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Editor's Note — Ord. no. 551 §3, adopted September 12, 2001, repealed section 342.070 "proof of blood alcohol content" and enacted new provisions set out herein. Former section 342.070 derived from ord. no. 465 §7, 12-12-1994.
[Ord. No. 465 §9, 12-12-1994; Ord. No. 617 §§1 — 2, 7-8-2009]
Any person found to have violated any of the provisions of Sections 342.020, 342.030, or 342.060 of this Chapter shall be deemed guilty of a City ordinance violation and punished by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) or imprisonment for a period not to exceed ninety (90) days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.