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Can a drunk handicapped person, who is operating an electric wheelchair, be charged with a DUI?

8 Comments 29 August 2010

Question by sharnajax: Can a drunk handicapped person, who is operating an electric wheelchair, be charged with a DUI?
I know you can get a dui on a bike or skate board, I am just curious. I just happened to see a drunk person opperating an electric wheelchair today. He was all over the place, in the bushes, in the street. I asked him if he wanted help but he said no in a drunken slur. He said his apartment complex was two miles from the bar and he would make it home in his wheelchair. Then he ran in to the curb. I got him up and going again, but he was really weaving.

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Answer by lc_firefighter
yes

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