Summary of California DUI Statutes

Summary of California DUI Statutes

Prohibited Vehicular Activity:
To ‘drive’ a vehicle requires volitional movement of the vehicle in California.

Covered Vehicles or Devices:
A ‘vehicle’ is defined in California as a device by which a person or property may be moved on a highway, except a device moved exclusively by human power or used exclusively on stationary rails or tracks.

Under the Influence Offenses:
“under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug”

“under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug”

“any person who has 0.8% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood”

“any person who has 0.4% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a commercial vehicle”

“any person who is addicted to the use of any drug to drive a vehicle”

“while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”

“while having 0.08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”

“while having 0.04% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood, to drive a commercial vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”

“under the age of 21 years who has 0.05 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.”

“under the age of 21 years and under the influence of, or affected by, an alcoholic beverage”.

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