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Can you get a DUI for passing out in your car with the keys in the ignition?
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Can you get a DUI for passing out in your car with the keys in the ignition?

If the cops see you test you and you are over the BA limit?


Yes and that is one of the most communistic laws I have ever heard of

Yes! As long as you are behind the wheel and inebriated, you can arrested for DUI.

Your best bet is to hide the keys in the bushes, and sleep in the back seat of the car.

Although you may still be arrested, it will be harder to convict you.

Good luck!

Heidi 4
Of course, you were driving before you passed out drunk. Thank God you didn't kill someone before you descended into oblivion.

Well that would be a classic "caught in the act" scenario.

Not mention dumb.

yes and if the vehicle is on a public street the keys do not even need to be in the ignition

Best to put the keys on top of the tire, and pass out on the ground. Much better than getting behind the wheel and putting everyone at risk due to your stupid behavior. You're better off if the cops catch you driving drunk than if I do!

You watched Everybody Loves Raymond didn't you- according to that episode you could

Evil Neo-con Nazi
Yes, even if your car isn't running, keys in the ignition shows intent to drive.

Yes. I know of more than one case where an intoxicated person was an accident victim and still got busted for DUI.

Yes. Case law shows that having your keys in the ignition while you're in it, even if you're passed out, shows that you are in physical control of the automobile -- one of the key elements to a DUI. If you're going to pass out in your car, take the keys out of the ignition. Then you will be praised for doing the right thing . . . not driving while drunk.

Yes, in most places the keys in the ignition and you intoxicated in the drivers seat qualify as drunk driving.

Yes you can as you have the keys in your possession and you might wake up and drive while still impaired.

as long as you are behind a wheel of any moving vehicle
like a goft cart
go cart
you can get a DUI

Teagan's Mommy
Yes. If you need to pass out in the front of your car put your keys on the dash board.

Mark S

You would be arrested for Actual Physical Control of a Motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. APC...............

You can but I never made such an arrest, it would be like shooting fish in a barrel.

One time I arrested a drunk past out in a residential neighborhood pressed in the up against the horn in the middle of the street. After about five minutes attempting to wake him, I took him in for public intoxication and let him sleep it off at the precinct lock up.

NO!. The violation is: Being in physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc.. This is a subsection of the DUI laws, and the keys do not have to be in the ignition, you just have to be in control of them.

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