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Question by  peter24 (11)

If while drunk I get in the car with someone else driving who is also drunk will I be in trouble as well?

I am concerned that if I get pulled over while riding in the car with a drunk driver that I as well will go to jail.


Answer by  madjoker (67)

In most states there are laws that prevent people from having open alcohol containers and being drunk in public. If you are in the car when it gets pulled over you can be arrested if the police believe you are unable to care for yourself. Just call a taxi or a responsible driver.


Answer by  Mary (2095)

Only if you have a warrant, otherwise your biggest problem will be walking home, because you've lost your ride. Walking home you could get a ticket for public intox.


Answer by  patti (29325)

There are a number of factors to be considered, depending on the jurisdiction. To save yourself an unwelcome experience of finding out what those factors are, make it a hard-and-fast policy NEVER to get into a vehicle with an impaired driver.

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