Can I be charged with a DUI in Rhode Island if I’m in a Parking Lot?
Yes. A person may be convicted for operating or driving a vehicle anywhere in the state. It is conceivable that someone could be convicted for driving under the influence while he or she was pulling in or backing out of a private driveway or driving in a parking lot. All that need be shown is that the person was driving and was under the influence of an intoxicating liquor to a degree that rendered the driver incapable of safe operation at the time he or she was driving.
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
Additional Drunk Driving Articles
- DUI Penalties in Rhode Island
- What constitutes a DUI in Rhode Island?
- Rhode Island DUI Laws: FAQ
- What happens if I refuse to take a Chemical Test when stopped for DUI in Rhode Island?
- Can I be prosecuted both criminally and administratively for DUI in Rhode Island?
- What happens if I agree to take a Chemical Test in Rhode Island?
- What do I say if asked whether I was drinking and driving in Rhode Island?
- What is the legal drinking limit for drivers in Rhode Island?
- Where can I find a Rhode Island DUI Lawyer?
- What are the DUI penalties for a Minor in Rhode Island?