This post discusses a DUI of man in driveway.  The Supreme Court of Virginia has ruled that a man can be convicted of DUI after he was found asleep by the police behind the wheel of his vehicle, in his driveway, and with the radio playing. Justice Lemons opined that the Virginia DUI statute does not require that an individual “be on a highway” for the court to consider the operation of a vehicle.

As a Newport News DUI lawyer, I can understand individuals’ concerns about receiving a DUI for operating their vehicle in their driveway.  While the implied consent law may not apply, people need to be aware that vehicle operation while under the influence of alcohol on private property can still lead to a DUI conviction.  While a DUI of man in driveway may seem unreasonable, people should never operate a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  Accidents occur all the time.  If you need to operate your vehicle, ask a sober friend or relative to help you.

As top DUI attorneys, my partners and I are ready to assist you in your complex DUI defense.  We have handled hundreds of DUI’s all across the state.  We are prepared to start working on your case immediately, and we promise to use all legal defenses.  If you need my help, call me, Anthony Montagna, III, at 757-622-8100.  You can also reach my partners and me at Anthony Montagna LLP.


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