Can you be charged with a DUI without even driving a car?

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 17-Feb-2010

Daryl Fleck admits to consuming a twelve pack of beer and then stumbling out of the house to sleep it off. With his keys in the center counsel and the driver's side car door wide open a neighbor alerted police when he found Fleck passed out.  When police arrived they found Fleck sleeping, the hood of the car was cold and to top it off the car wouldn't even start.  Fleck was charged with a  DUI and had a BAC of .18%.  He is facing probation of 5 years and 4 years in custody for sleeping in his legally parked car in front of his house. 


If you are charged with a DUI you are in violation of 2 counts: Vehicle section code 23152 (a) and (b).  The first one is driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and the 2 nd count (b) is driving under the influence of a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher.   


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