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Appendix A
Motor Vehicle Statutes That Address Child Endangerment

NORTH DAKOTA

N.D. Cent. Code, §39-08-01(2005)
Persons under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any other drugs or substances not to operate vehicle - Penalty.

  1. A person may not drive or be in actual physical control of any vehicle upon a highway or upon public or private areas to which the public has a right of access for vehicular use in this state if any of the following apply:
    1. That person has an alcohol concentration of at least eight one-hundredths of one percent by weight at the time of the performance of a chemical test within two hours after the driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle.
    2. That person is under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
    3. That person is under the influence of any drug or substance or combination of drugs or substances to a degree which renders that person incapable of safely driving.
    4. That person is under the combined influence of alcohol and any other drugs or substances to a degree which renders that person incapable of safely driving.

    The fact that any person charged with violating this section is or has been legally entitled to use alcohol or other drugs or substances is not a defense against any charge for violating this section, unless a drug which predominately caused impairment was used only as directed or cautioned by a practitioner who legally prescribed or dispensed the drug to that person.

  2. A person violating this section or equivalent ordinance is guilty of a class B misdemeanor for the first or second offense in a five-year period, of a class A misdemeanor for a third offense in a five-year period, of a class A misdemeanor for the fourth offense in a seven-year period, and of a class C felony for a fifth or subsequent offense in a seven-year period. The minimum penalty for violating this section is as provided in subsection 4. The court shall take judicial notice of the fact that an offense would be a subsequent offense if indicated by the records of the director or may make a subsequent offense finding based on other evidence.

N.D. Cent. Code, § 39-08-01.4  (2005)
Driving while under the influence of alcohol while being accompanied by a minor - Penalty.

It is a class A misdemeanor for an individual who is at least twenty-one years of age to violate section 39-08-01 if the violation occurred while a minor was accompanying the individual in a motor vehicle.

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