ARCHIVE - WTF??? You don't have to drive to be convicted of drunk driving???!!!

Archive: Tue Mar 24 22:30:07 2009
Title: WTF??? You don't have to drive to be convicted of drunk driving???!!!
Mood: annoyed
I've posted before about how stoopid the war on drunk driving has become (I'm too lazy at the moment to look up my previous posts, just trust me on this one), but this one has to take the cake.

The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a man sitting drunk in the car without the keys in the ignition can still be prosecuted for drunk driving.

The court's 5-0 ruling came in the case of Michael Cyr, who was arrested in Manchester in February 2005 in a parking lot near a bar. He had started his car remotely and then sat in the driver's seat intoxicated, but never put the key into the ignition and didn't drive anywhere.

Now this is the guy's third conviction, so he is clearly a repeat offender and exactly the person the drunk driving laws should be targeting. But this is really ridiculous.

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