08 June 2010

Well, I'll be damned.

The Supreme Court of New Mexico has decided that the crime of "driving while intoxicated" requires the perpetrator to be driving.

Sleeping it off in a parking lot is no longer considered "driving."

How absolutely...sensible.

1 chimed in:

PFL0W said...

not so in the US, as we know and as I think you're alluding.

A buddy of mine was, in fact, legally intoxicated but not driving. A policeman interfered and charged him.

He was not driving. The car was not running.

Yeah, I defend him and for two reasons--the cop couldn't have known it but this was/is a very responsible guy and again, HE WASN'T DRIVING.

And believe me, I don't think we should go soft on drunk driving. I've survived 2 car wrecks by drunks and was nearly killed both times.

Mo Rage