Mississippi Code Title 49. Conservation and Ecology § 49-7-303. Hunting under the influence;  testing;  consequences of refusal of test;  test results as evidence;  hunter education requirement

(1) A person involved in a hunting incident in which his use of a weapon caused a serious bodily injury or death to another person and who has an alcohol concentration of eight one- hundredths percent (.08%) or more based on specified levels in Section 63-11-30 , or is under the influence of any drug or controlled substance, shall have his hunting privileges revoked or suspended for two (2) years, in addition to any other punishment imposed.  The chemical test must have been administered within three (3) hours after the hunting incident.

(2) If a person refuses to submit to the test at the request of a law enforcement officer, then none shall be given.  The hunting privileges of a person who refuses the test shall be suspended for four (4) years.  The law enforcement officer shall inform the person that his refusal to submit to a test is admissible in court and that his hunting privileges will be revoked or suspended for four (4) years.

(3) The results of such tests and the refusal to submit to a test shall be admissible in any civil or criminal action arising out of the hunting incident in which the person was involved.

(4) Any person whose hunting privileges are revoked or suspended under this section shall be required to complete an approved hunter education course before hunting privileges may be restored.


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