Michigan Supreme Court Ruled: You can be charged with DUI for drunken driving in own driveway

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NORTHVILLE, Mich. – The Michigan Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that sitting in a car in your own driveway while drunk constitutes drunken driving.

A Northville man questioned whether he could be ticketed for a DUI in his own driveway after he was found behind the wheel and going in and out of his garage, but not off his property.  

The driveway DUI case had been ping ponging between courts and finally ended up in front of the Michigan Supreme Court for a final decision. At issue was a Northville man busted for being drunk and driving in and out of his garage on his own property.

Police were called to the man’s home on noise complaints and watched him. They later found his blood-alcohol level to be three times the legal limit.

The court ruled that, yes, the man can be given a DUI in his own driveway.

What the justices had to answer was whether the driveway was generally accessible to other motor vehicles. They overruled a lower court’s opinion and said yes.

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/northville-man-can-be-charged-with-dui-for-drunken-driving-in-own-driveway

13 thoughts on “Michigan Supreme Court Ruled: You can be charged with DUI for drunken driving in own driveway

  1. Some dipshit, money grubbing cops here in Wisconsin have succeeded in the past with charging people with drunk driving for simply possessing car keys and walking down the sidewalk.
    Does anybody remember the old thinking. If the cop didn’t catch you for speeding before you passed the county line, too bad, he’ll get you next time? Absolutely no sense of right and wrong when it comes to government
    these days. They just make shit up as they go and justify anything.

  2. PLEASE!!! COME F@#K WITH ME WHILE IM SITTIN IN MY TRUCK DRINKING BEER……….. PLEASE??????????????

  3. Michigan is , and has been turning into a hell hole lately
    No jobs , no money
    Failed economy , 100% police state

    Millions of pigs everywhere, all being supported by extortion of the few working class folks
    You can’t go 20 feet without seeing a pig
    And they know you have the money to pay for their failed pensions and paychecks

    The judges are making out like bandits too
    Should see how they live
    They get 60% of every traffic fine in their pensions

    This bucket of shit needs to be dumped out soon

    1. YOU SURE THAT YOU ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE FAILED “CONFEDERATE STATES”? I THOUGHT FOR A MOMENT THAT YOU WERE DESCRIBING ALABAMA. THE HOME OF THAT CROSS DRESSING BITCH JEFF SESSIONS, AND MY HOME AS WELL……..

    2. The sooner that bucket of shit gets dumped the better. Before we all are impoverished living in a van down by the river getting harassed by the cops for trespassing, on their land….
      (Having sold our guns and ammo to survive, so they hope.)

      1. “Having sold our guns and ammo to survive, so they hope”

        if that ever happens to me
        I will always keep 1 for this type of scenario

  4. By this insane “logic” they can give you a DUI for sitting on your porch drunk with your car keys hanging on the key rack. They will say you had control of the vehicle. The twists, contortions and hoops these totalitarians jump through to enslave us is breathtaking – STOP THE INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Right Bill. It’s insane.
      Governments have linked boating to your drivers license. Have a few beers get a DUI on a boat? That has ruined boating.
      I’ve always felt it was none of governments business of what “MAY” happen. It’s Just a money grubbing affair.
      They couldn’t care less about public safety.
      That goes for forcing people to buy insurance, none of their damn business.
      There should be no argument about Obamacare vs. Trump care. The crooked bastards need to go, along with any insurance plans.
      P.S. You ever notice that nobody ever mentions the high cost of healthcare as the real problem, the run away costs of corporate healthcare?
      Oh That’s just nonsense! That’s not the problem, not having Insurance, That’s the problem!……B.F’n S.

      1. there was a guy that got a DUI (in Michigan no less)
        for being drunk in a kyack in a river up north

        the DNR waited him out to come on shore at the canoe livery and nailed him no joke its in the google , I think 2006 was the year , I looked it up a few years back when I was invited up that way to play in the rivers

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