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DUI for Man Not Driving


Posted on Apr 20, 2010


In this unbelievable case, a Minnesota man was convicted of DUI after police found him drunk and asleep in his car.  His conviction was ultimately upheld in the Minnesota Supreme Court, even though the car wasn't running, was legally parked, and the keys weren't in the ignition.  On top of that, the car wouldn't even start when tested later by authorities.  The man had a previous DUI conviction, and prosecutors used the idea of "physical control."  Since the man had the potential to drive the car, he was a potential threat, and, therefore, guilty of DUI.

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