Oregon Statutes - Chapter 830 - Small Watercraft - Section 830.520 - Circumstances under which chemical tests may be administered.

Nothing in ORS 830.505 is intended to preclude the administration of chemical tests described in this section. A peace officer may obtain a chemical test of the blood to determine the amount of alcohol in any personís blood or a test of the personís blood or a test of the personís blood or urine, or both, to determine the presence of a controlled substance in the person as provided in the following:

(1) If, when requested by a peace officer, the person expressly consents to such a test.

(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, from a person without the personís consent if:

(a) The peace officer has probable cause to believe that the person was operating a boat while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or controlled substance and that evidence of the offense will be found in the personís blood or urine; and

(b) The person is unconscious or otherwise in a condition rendering the person incapable of expressly consenting to the test or tests requested. [1991 c.931 §9]

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