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5 Ways You Can Get a DUI That Aren’t in a Car

When you think about DUI, you likely think of a driver in a standard passenger car; however, you can be charged with DUI for operating vehicles other than a car while under the influence.

1. Bicycling

Under California law, you can be charged with ‘cycling under the influence.’ This occurs if you ride a bicycle on public roads or property while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. So if you were thinking about biking home from a friend’s house or bar, think again!

2. Boating

Boating under the influence can result in many of the same penalties as driving under the influence.
You may face:

  • License suspension
  • Expensive fines
  • Probation
  • Jail time

If you were operating a boat while impaired and caused an accident resulting in property damage or bodily harm to another individual, you could face elevated charges.

3. On a Segway

The law is still a bit fuzzy when it comes to a DUI on a segway, but in California, the two-wheeled machine is considered a vehicle. Therefore, you could be charged with DUI while operating a segway. However, with the help of a defense attorney, these charges can often be reduced to public intoxication.

4. Riding a Lawnmower

If you’re caught riding your lawnmower while intoxicated, you could be charged with DUI. While riding on public roads makes you more likely to be stopped by the police, you can technically be charged on your private property as well.

5. On a Motorcycle

DUI on a motorcycle is treated the same as DUI in a car. If you are found operating a motorcycle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, you face:

  • License suspension
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Up to $1,000 in fines

DUI in Fresno California

If you’re facing charges for DUI in California, contact our legal defense team at Schweitzer & Davidian. We know the ins and outs of DUI law and can create a strong defense on your behalf. Get started today: (559) 206-2322.