Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 577
Public Safety Offenses
Section 577.017

August 28, 2014


Beginning January 1, 2017--Consumption of alcoholic beverages while driving--penalty.

577.017. 1. A person commits the offense of consumption of an alcoholic beverage while driving if he or she operates a moving motor vehicle upon any public thoroughfare for vehicles, including state roads, county roads and public streets, avenues, boulevards, parkways or alleys in any municipality while consuming any alcoholic beverage.

2. The offense of consumption of an alcoholic beverage while driving is an infraction and shall not be reflected on any records maintained by the department of revenue.

(L. 1991 S.B. 125 & 341 § 1, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Effective 1-01-17

Until December 31, 2016--Consumption of alcoholic beverages in moving motor vehicle, prohibited when--infraction--records, not to appear on.

577.017. 1. No person shall consume any alcoholic beverage while operating a moving motor vehicle upon the highways, as defined in section 301.010.

2. Any person found guilty of violating the provisions of this section is guilty of an infraction.

3. Any infraction under this section shall not reflect on any records with the department of revenue.

(L. 1991 S.B. 125 & 341 § 1)

Effective 7-01-92

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17. Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.


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