Although being charged with any criminal act, whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony, can be extremely stressful, not all criminal charges are created equal. On top of that, the circumstances that lead up to the charge may be unique enough to warrant some kind of leniency in terms of the final outcome of the case.
While no type of drunk driving is considered okay, many people don’t realize that they could be charged with a drunk driving offense even if they are not driving a car. Take, for example, a recent incident in New York.
An Auburn man was apparently arrested for drunk driving after he was found intoxicated in the parking lot of a CVS store. He wasn’t driving a car – instead he was behind the wheel of a golf cart. This may not seem like a very dangerous act but under state laws, this is still considered a motorized vehicle.
The man was apparently asked to do field sobriety exercises, which he failed. He apparently also blew a .189 and a .207. On top of that, he allegedly admitted to a police officer that he had been drinking.
The 48-year-old man was taken to jail and released after he posted $1,000 bond. Although this case may seem unique, the man faces a charge that can affect his future in a very negative way. He may benefit from discussing his case with an attorney who may be able to change the type of charge he faces or get the case dismissed altogether.