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CAN YOU ONLY GET A DUI IN A CAR?

Posted by Leigh Ann Bauer | May 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

CAN YOU ONLY GET A DUI IN A CAR?

Contrary to popular belief, a car is not the only vehicle in which you can be charged with a DUI. Learn the other vehicles in which you may be charged with a DUI to stay informed and protect your rights.

NON-AUTOMOBILE DUI

Driving under the influence (DUI) can be charged to those who operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at or above the legal limit of 0.08%. While most people think of cars as the only vehicles in which you can be charged with a DUI, there are several other vehicles for which you can receive a DUI.

The following have been found to qualify as “motor vehicles” under many states' DUI laws:

  • All-terrain vehicles
  • Lawn mowers
  • Golf carts
  • Go-carts
  • Construction equipment
  • Horses
  • 4 wheelers
  • Snow Machines
  • Boats

If law enforcement catches you operating one of the aforementioned methods of transportation with a BAC at or above the legal limit, they may charge you with a DUI. This is why it's in your best interest to always be cognizant of your BAC, even if you do not plan on driving a car after drinking.

This area of law can be difficult for individuals to navigate through on their own, which is why it's in your best interest to contact the Law Office of Leigh Ann Bauer. who can protect your rights.

CALL THE LAW OFFICE OF LEIGH ANN BAUER AT (907)770-7007.  THE PHONES ARE AVAILABLE 24/7

About the Author

Leigh Ann Bauer

I decided to become a lawyer while working for my father's law firm when I was in high school. I watched my father try cases, and decided that I wanted to become a trial attorney. In 1984 I spent a year abroad, studying at the Gymnasium Mussenredder in Hamburg, Germany. I graduated from the Univ...

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