RULES OF THE ROAD LEARN THE LAW SERIES 4
RULES OF THE ROAD 4 Saint Patrick's Day*
In honor of St. Paddy's Day tomorrow, this week we share the DUI laws that cover our state. If you decide to go out on the town this week or this weekend to celebrate, remember to designate a sober driver before the night begins!
If no one volunteers to be the designated driver or your designated driver is unexpectedly unable to go out, make sure you have an alternate plan to get home. Options include:
- calling an Uber or Lyft,
- asking a sober friend for a ride, or
- renting a room at a nearby hotel.
Also remember that many cities and bars offer safe driving alternatives on St. Patrick’s Day, so check to see if your location for the evening is partnering with taxis, Uber, or Lyft.
5-65-103 - Driving or boating while intoxicated.
- It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this chapter for a person who is intoxicated to operate or be in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle.
- It is unlawful and punishable as provided in this chapter for a person to operate or be in actual physical control of a motorboat on the waters of this state or a motor vehicle if at that time the alcohol concentration in the person's breath or blood was eight-hundredths (0.08) or more.
The consumption of alcohol or the possession of an open container of alcohol aboard a motorboat does not in and of itself constitute probable cause that the person committed the offense of boating while intoxicated.
*Excerpt from: #learnthelawtuesdays
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