Bicycling Under the Influence Law and Legal Definition

Bicycling Under the Influence or BUI is a citation for bicycling while under the Influence of alcohol.

A BUI carries lesser penalties when compared to the penalties of a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction. However, the violation may attract a fine, and persons with repeated BUIs may serve jail time or be asked to take a compulsory class.

BUI laws vary from one region to another. Some regions have specific laws which prohibit cycling while drunk, while others enfold BUIs in other laws, such as laws concerning disorderly conduct. In an area where a specific BUI law exists, the police officer will issue a BUI citation. In jurisdictions where there are no particular BUI laws, the police officer may charge the cyclist with disturbing the peace, disorderly conduct, or a similar law.