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Q: Where do I find the definition of intoxicated in the Indiana law regarding Habitual Traffic Violator?

everything I read refers to alcohol, looking how one is habitual traffic violator for drug use.

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Andrew L. Bennett
Andrew L. Bennett
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: Intoxication is not an element of Habitual Traffic Violator. To be HTV a person is determined based on accumulating 3 major moving traffic violations in a 10 year period or 10 judgements for moving violations with either 1 or 2 being major moving traffic violations and the others being minor moving traffic violations. Some major traffic violations involve the use of alcohol or drugs such as operating while intoxicated, however, with other major moving traffic violations drug or alcohol are not elements of the crime.

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