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If there is a drunk licensed driver in the passenger seat, and a sober driver with a permit, do they get in trouble?

Asked by AshLeigh (15889points) July 18th, 2012

Don’t know why I thought of this, but I don’t know the answer! D:

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YARNLADY's avatar

In California the licensed driver must be sober, ready and able to take over in case the driver with a permit cannot drive for any reason. – Yes, they would get in trouble.

WestRiverrat's avatar

In SD yes they would both be in trouble. It is actually better here to be alone and sober for someone with a learner’s permit.

The driver would get busted for driving with an impaired licensee. And the passenger could get a DUI and/or contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

bongo's avatar

In the Uk this is the case too. Any person acting as an instructor to someone with a provisional license is technically driving themselves. They are not allowed to use a mobile phone or be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

AshLeigh's avatar

Thanks guys! :)

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tedd's avatar

To my knowledge the licensed driver has to be currently functional/able to legally drive.

However if you were pulled over and the permit holder was driving the drunk licensed driver home or something, I suspect most police would let it slide.

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AshLeigh's avatar

@tedd that makes sense.
I know it would be irresponsible, but I wan’t sure if it was illegal.

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