CHAPTER 385: CARELESS DRIVING AND DRIVING UNDER THE
INFLUENCE OF INTOXICATING LIQUOR OR DRUGS
SECTION 385.010: CARELESS AND IMPRUDENT DRIVING
Every person operating a motor vehicle on the streets of the City shall operate or drive the same in a careful
and prudent manner, and in the exercise of the highest degree of care and at a rate of speed so as not to
endanger the property of another or the life or limb of any person, taking into consideration the time of day, the
amount of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the condition of the street or highway, and atmospheric conditions
and the location with reference to intersecting streets or highways, curves, residences or schools. (Ord. No.
KK211 §§1─2, 9-29-75)
SECTION 385.020: DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED
A. A person commits the crime of "driving while intoxicated" if he operates a motor vehicle while in an
intoxicated or drugged condition.
B. Driving while intoxicated is for the first offense, a misdemeanor. 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. (RSMo. 577.010)
SECTION 385.030: DRIVING WITH EXCESSIVE BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT
A. A person commits the crime of "driving with excessive blood alcohol content" if he operates a motor
vehicle in this State with eight-hundredths of one percent (.08%) or more by weight of alcohol in his 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 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 persons' blood under this Section,
the test shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Section 577.020 to 577.041, RSMo.
C. For the first offense, driving with excessive blood alcoholic content is a misdemeanor. (RSMo.
577.012; Ord. No. KK740, 10-15-01)
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