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 13202.5.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."
What is the definition of a highway?-JimSchwab
- Good question. I read on the AAA website which cites the same code "street or highway" but the California vehicle codes clearly say highway. - ArlenAbraham
- The definition: "A main public road, especially one connecting towns and cities. -GEL
- Is that a legal definition in the Davis codes?
- 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." —TomGarberson
Interesting that there is no definition of the legal limit...I assume this means anything 0.01 and above?-JoePomidor
- Browse the whole chapter of that law and you'll likely find the legal definition for the limit. —JasonAller