Oregon Statutes - Chapter 830 - Small Watercraft - Section 830.545 - Information about rights and consequences.

This section establishes the requirements for information about rights and consequences for purposes of ORS 830.505. The following apply to the information about rights and consequences:

(1) The information about rights and consequences shall be substantially in the form prepared by the State Marine Board. The board may establish any form it determines appropriate and convenient.

(2) The information about rights and consequences shall be substantially as follows:

(a) Operating a boat under the influence of intoxicants is a crime in Oregon and the person is subject to criminal penalties if the test shows that the person is under the influence of intoxicants. If the person refuses the test or fails, evidence of the refusal or failure may also be offered against the person.

(b) The person fails the test if the test shows the person is under the influence of intoxicants under Oregon law.

(c) If the person is convicted of operating a boat while under the influence of intoxicants, the person may not operate a boat for a period of time following the conviction.

(d) If the person is convicted of operating a boat while under the influence of intoxicants, the person is not eligible to apply for any certificate of title, registration or numbering and all certificates of title, registration and numbering necessary to lawfully operate a boat on Oregon waters shall be canceled for at least a year. The ineligibility to apply for certificates or the cancellation of the certificates shall be substantially longer if the person refuses the test.

(e) After taking the test, the person shall have a reasonable opportunity, upon request, for an additional chemical test for blood alcohol content to be performed at the personís own expense by a qualified individual of the personís choosing.

(3) Nothing in this section prohibits the board from providing additional information concerning rights and consequences that the board considers appropriate or convenient. [1991 c.931 §12]

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