In 2017, more than 650,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol that makes approximately 309.8 in every 100,000 people. As per a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration survey about 1.5 million people are arrested every year for driving under influence.
Indeed, DUIs are the most common official charges faced by American citizens. In most cases, the opening statement for every person about to get a DUI is something like, “I guess i didn't gauge my senses well. Might have been to drunk to drive a car”. Most of us anticipate a car or a bike when it comes to getting a DUI. However, one can get a DUI even while riding a horse or even a lawnmower.
With different states having different DUI regulations, here a few interesting ones to look out for:
ON A ZAMBONI
Yes, one can get a DUI while riding an ice zamboni. This can be stated back to the year 2015 when a group of spectators saw a Zamboni driver trading his straight and order laps around the ice for zig-zags. After questioning the driver, the police charged him and stated that anyone who drives that kind of vehicle in North Dakota while under the influence of any intoxication can be arrested.
ON A LAWNMOWER
Surprisingly, lawnmower DUIs are quite common than one would anticipate as in most of the DUIs issued under them, people would get reckless and drive it for fun after consuming alcohol. While one may be tempted to get a bit reckless after having a few bears, its better to stay sober and stay put at your place to avoid any arresting.
ON A MOTORIZED RECLINER
In 2009, the police of Minnesota had to deal with an unexceptionally interesting case. It happened when a city resident called the police after spotting a person zip down the street on a motorized recliner and hit a parked car.
ON A GOLF CART
You will be surprised to know that getting a DUI on a golf cart is pretty common. The instances are so frequent that Golf Digest, a leading golf sports magazine, even did a report on that. In florida, there have been many instances of golf cart DUIs. the most prominent one took place in 2015 when a golf cart driver didn't stop at an intersection leading to a hefty fine and jail time. South Carolina also follows similar protocol for golf cart DUIs.
ON A TRICYCLE
Taking your tricycle from a bar after a good night of having drinks might not be a sane thing to do. In 2008, an Oregon man had to face DUI charges when surrounding people called police in him for riding his tricycle on the wrong side of the street.
ON AN ATV
An incident of ATV wreck by a person driving under influence in the 2013 in Illinois proved to be quite headturning. The driver, on regaining consciousness, not only faced a long recovery but also a DUI charge.
So the conclusion: its better to sit and spend your night at a place rather than riding or driving any kind of vehicle. Chances are your case might add a new DUI to the list. Celebrate but stay safe!
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