Off Road DUIs
The laws surrounding driving under the influence of alcohol are not solely relegated to cars driving on streets. In fact, depending on the jurisdiction in question, an arrest for driving while intoxicated can be issued for any type of motorized vehicle, regardless of whether it is driving on road or off road, and in certain cases, even for non motorized vehicles such as bicycles.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for driving an off road vehicle while intoxicated, contact Rhode Island off road DUI attorney Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 to learn more about your legal options.
Off Road Scenarios
A wide variety of vehicles may qualify an operator for “driving while intoxicated,” under the assumption that an impaired person operating such vehicles poses a danger to others nearby. Some of the vehicles in question may include:
- Trucks or Jeeps used for off road purposes
- Motorcycles and All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs)
- Boats, jet skis, and other aquatic vehicles
- Bicycles, dirt bikes and other two-wheeled vehicles
It is important to note, though, that the majority of these vehicles are used for recreational purposes where other people are not necessarily put in danger. Although operating any vehicle while intoxicated puts the driver at risk, the penalties for DUI can be extremely serious.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for operating a recreational vehicle while intoxicated, it is important to have an experienced legal professional on your side. Contact Rhode Island off road DUI attorney Matthew Marin at 401-287-4384 to schedule a free consultation.