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(AP) A man found asleep in a motorized wheelchair on a highway in northern Australia was charged with drunk driving, police said Monday.
Officers in a patrol car noticed the man slumped in the stationary chair about 10 a.m. Friday on an exit lane near the tourist city of Cairns, regional traffic Inspector Bob Waters said. Cars were swerving to get around him, Waters said.
Originally posted by ZindoDoone
My neighbor got wacked for DUI for mowing his lawn on a tractor while drinking a beer...and it stuck.
Q: Can I be guilty of DUI if I am driving only on private property?
A: Again, the answer depends of several issues. Some states restrict the offense to public property but most states make it unlawful to be DUI on private property. Remember, private property is generally defined as that property on which the general public has no right of ingress or egress (coming in or going out). So, even though your local market's parking lot is owned by them, it would be deemed public property since the public has the right to enter and leave as they wish. Even if DUI is a crime on private property, in at least on estate, Florida, the law does not seem to permit an arrest for DUI on private property. Yes, the law is complex.