Bicycling Under The Influence


Biking + Alcohol = BUIking. However fun this may seem, it is illegal.

California Vehicle Code section 21200.5:
Notwithstanding Section 21200, it is unlawful for any
person to ride a bicycle upon a highway while under the influence of
an alcoholic beverage or any drug, or under the combined influence of
an alcoholic beverage and any drug.  Any person arrested for a
violation of this section may request to have a chemical test made of
the person's blood, breath, or urine for the purpose of determining
the alcoholic or drug content of that person's blood pursuant to
Section 23612, and, if so requested, the arresting officer shall have
the test performed.  A conviction of a violation of this section
shall be punished by a fine of not more than two hundred fifty
dollars ($250).  Violations of this section are subject to Section

A highway is defined in California Vehicle Code section 360 as "a way or place of whatever nature, publicly maintained and open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel. Highway includes street."


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What is the definition of a highway?-JimSchwab

Interesting that there is no definition of the legal limit...I assume this means anything 0.01 and above?-JoePomidor

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