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okayallright November 10th, 2014 11:39pm

In a hypothetical case, a woman is drunk, goes to her car, and turns it on in order to charge her phone. A cop then goes to arrest her for drunk driving, however, the car is still in park. Is this woman guilty of drunk driving?

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/10/14 6:57 pm

Once she turns it on, she'd technically be guilty of *operating* a vehicle while drunk...and could be charged with drunk driving as a result. I don't think people who sleep in their cars while drunk should be charged though, if it's not actually on.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
11/10/14 6:58 pm

If I was the cop, I don't think I'd charge her.

TomM
11/11/14 5:59 pm

But when you as the cop leaves she may start driving. If an accident happens you would not be in a good position.