You would think if you want to drink a bottle of wine then and then take your horse for a ride, you’d be safe from a DUI. Or, if you want to drive a golf cart around the neighborhood after a few drinks with friends you can’t get in trouble, right? Wrong! These examples fall under the “non-automobile DUI” category. While each state may vary slightly in what they consider a “DUI non-automated vehicle”, each state has a list. Our DUI attorneys suggest you know the laws of your state to help avoid trouble with the police. But, to help you out, here’s a list of what many consider odd “vehicles” you can potentially get a DUI on.
Our DUI Attorneys List “Vehicles” You Can Get a DUI While Operating in Florida
- Motorized Wheelchairs/Stools/ or other chairs
- Construction Equipment
- Lawn Mowers
- Motorcycles/”Pocket Bikes”
- Golf Carts
Alternatives to Trying to Get Home Yourself When Above the Legal Limit
- Assign Someone to be a DD. If someone in your group is willing to “take one for the team” and not drink when you go out, they may get behind the wheel at the end of the night. Just be sure this person is trustworthy and reliable so they stick to their word!
- Use Public Transportation. Especially in Jacksonville, there are plenty of options when it comes to public transportation. You can take a bus, the skyrail in downtown Jacksonville, the subway, etc. Be sure to check the schedule and buy a ticket in advance if need be, this way you only need to watch the clock on a night out.
- Take an Uber (or other taxi services). These are great for last minute needs especially. If you forget to book, buy a ticket, your designated driver (DD) ditched you, or whatever happened Uber is always an option. Always ask the driver “who are you picking up?” before just hopping into the car, though. Can never fully trust a stranger.
All in all, be smart and be safe! Read more about these alternative options in the full article.
If You’re Facing DUI Charges, We Can Help
As always, don’t drink and drive. But, also, don’t drink and ride a horse (or any of the other “vehicles” listed above). None of us, your family, or your friends want to see you hurt from drunk driving. If you find yourself in need of an attorney because you were charged with a DUI on any of these “vehicles”, though, we are here to help. Call our DUI attorneys anytime at 904-355-6777. Or, consult with one of our team members online.