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321J.1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter unless the context otherwise requires:

1. "Alcohol concentration" means the number of grams of alcohol per any of the following:

a. One hundred milliliters of blood.

b. Two hundred ten liters of breath.

c. Sixty-seven milliliters of urine.

2. "Alcoholic beverage" includes alcohol, wine, spirits, beer, or any other beverage which contains ethyl alcohol and is fit for human consumption.

3. "Arrest" includes but is not limited to taking into custody pursuant to section 232.19.

4. "Department" means the state department of transportation.

5. "Director" means the director of transportation or the director's designee.

6. "Motor vehicle license" means any license or permit issued to a person to operate a motor vehicle on the highways of this state, including but not limited to a driver's, commercial driver's, temporary restricted, or temporary license and an instruction, chauffeur's instruction, commercial driver's instruction, temporary restricted, or temporary permit.

7. "Peace officer" means:

a. A member of the highway patrol.

b. A police officer under civil service as provided in chapter 400.

c. A sheriff.

d. A regular deputy sheriff who has had formal police training.

e. Any other law enforcement officer who has satisfactorily completed an approved course relating to motor vehicle operators under the influence of alcoholic beverages at the Iowa law enforcement academy or a law enforcement training program approved by the department of public safety.

8. "Serious injury" means a bodily injury which creates a substantial risk of death, or which causes serious permanent disfigurement, or which causes protracted loss or impairment of the function of any bodily organ or major bodily member, or which causes the loss of any bodily member.

Section History: Recent form

86 Acts, ch 1220, §1; 90 Acts, ch 1230, § 83

Internal References

Referred to in § 321.208, 321J.2, 321J.2A, 321J.4, 321J.6, 321J.8, 321J.12, 321J.13, 707.6A

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