City of Union, MO
Franklin County
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Cross Reference — As to alcoholic beverages, ch. 600.

Section 342.010 Driving While Intoxicated.

[R.O. 2012 §342.010; CC 1992 §13-115; Ord. No. 1633, 4-11-1983]
A person commits the offense of driving while intoxicated if he/she operates a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated or drugged condition.

Section 342.020 Driving With Excessive Blood Alcohol Content.

[R.O. 2012 §342.020; CC 1992 §13-116; Ord. No. 1633, 4-11-1983; Ord. No. 2677 §1, 10-8-2001]
A person commits the offense of driving with excessive blood alcohol content if he/she operates a motor vehicle with eight-hundredths of one percent (0.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in his/her blood.

Section 342.030 "Drive" or "Operate" Defined.

[R.O. 2012 §342.030; CC 1992 §13-117; Ord. No. 1633, 4-11-1983]
As used in Sections 342.010 and 342.020, the terms "drive" and "operate" mean physically driving or operating a motor vehicle.

Section 342.040 "Percent by Weight of Alcohol" Defined.

[R.O. 2012 §342.040; CC 1992 §13-118; Ord. No. 1633, 4-11-1983]
As used in this Chapter, the term "percent by weight of alcohol" shall have the same meaning as provided by State law in Section 577.012, RSMo.

Section 342.050 Chemical Test for Alcohol Content — Consent Implied — Administered — When — How — Videotaping of Chemical or Field Sobriety Test Admissible Evidence.

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; or
5. 
If the person, while operating a motor vehicle, has been involved in a motor vehicle collision which resulted in a fatality or a readily apparent serious physical injury as defined in Section 565.002, RSMo., and has been arrested as evidenced by the issuance of a uniform traffic ticket for the violation of any State law or County or municipal ordinance with the exception of equipment violations contained in Chapter 307, RSMo., or similar provisions contained in County or municipal ordinances; or
6. 
If the person, while operating a motor vehicle, has been involved in a motor vehicle collision which resulted in a fatality or serious physical injury as defined in Section 565.002, RSMo.
The test shall be administered at the direction of the Law Enforcement Officer whenever the person has been arrested or stopped for any reason.
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.
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 such person. Full information is limited to the following:
1. 
The type of test administered and the procedures followed;
2. 
The time of the collection of the blood or breath sample or urine analyzed;
3. 
The numerical results of the test indicating the alcohol content of the blood and breath and urine;
4. 
The type and status of any permit which was held by the person who performed the test;
5. 
If the test was administered by means of a breath testing instrument, the date of performance of the most recent required maintenance of such instrument.
Full information does not include manuals, schematics or software of the instrument used to test the person or any other material that is not in the actual possession of the State. Additionally, full information does not include information in the possession of the manufacturer of the test instrument.
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.

Section 342.060 Open Containers of Intoxicating Beverages.

[R.O. 2012 §342.080; Ord. No. 2626 §1, 2-12-2001]
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess while in a motor vehicle which is in operation and moving on any public street, highway or road, any beverage containing an intoxicating beverage of any percent in an open container, open can or open bottle.