Texas Laws: Transportation Code

Chapter 524  Administrative Suspension of Driver's License For Failure To Pass Test For Intoxication

Subchapter A  General Provisions

Texas Laws > Transportation Code > Chapter 524 > Section 524.001

Section 524.001.  Definitions

§ 524.001. DEFINITIONS. In this chapter: (1) "Adult" means an individual 21 years of age or older. (2) "Alcohol concentration" has the meaning assigned by Section 49.01, Penal Code. (3) "Alcohol-related or drug-related enforcement contact" means a driver's license suspension, disqualification, or prohibition order under the laws of this state or another state resulting from: (A) a conviction of an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while: (i) intoxicated; (ii) under the influence of alcohol; or (iii) under the influence of a controlled substance; (B) a refusal to submit to the taking of a breath or blood specimen following an arrest for an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while: (i) intoxicated; (ii) under the influence of alcohol; or (iii) under the influence of a controlled substance; or (C) an analysis of a breath or blood specimen showing an alcohol concentration of a level specified by Section 49.01, Penal Code, following an arrest for an offense prohibiting the operation of a motor vehicle while intoxicated. (4) "Arrest" includes the taking into custody of a child, as defined by Section 51.02, Family Code. (5) "Conviction" includes an adjudication under Title 3, Family Code. (6) "Criminal charge" includes a charge that may result in a proceeding under Title 3, Family Code. (7) "Criminal prosecution" includes a proceeding under Title 3, Family Code. (8) "Department" means the Department of Public Safety. (9) "Director" means the public safety director of the department. (10) "Driver's license" has the meaning assigned by Section 521.001. The term includes a commercial driver's license or a commercial driver learner's permit issued under Chapter 522. (11) "Minor" means an individual under 21 years of age. (12) "Public place" has the meaning assigned by Section 1.07(a), Penal Code. Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 165, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, § 21, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 444, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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