West Virginia Considers Legislation Making Drunk Driving Legal On One’s Own Property.

For a number of years, efforts have been made on many fronts to curb the amount of drunk driving that occurs in this country. Organizations such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving have attracted extensive membership, while local law enforcement has made it clear that there is a zero tolerance policy for drunk drivers. Nonetheless, the horrible practice continues, and hundreds of lives are lost each year because someone who was too intoxicated to drive decided to get behind the wheel of a car. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert drunk driving injury attorney at 617-787-3700.

In 2012, a West Virginia man was given a DUI for driving an ATV while intoxicated and on his own property. This instance led some to call for clarification of the law, namely whether driving drunk on your own property is indeed a crime. As a response, the West Virginia House of Delegates has recently passed a piece of legislation making operating a vehicle while intoxicated legal, so long as you are on your own property. The legislation passed by a vote of 97-2, and now moves on to the West Virginia Senate. Although the law sounds extremely controversial, the enthusiasm it was met with by the House of Delegates may suggest that there may be some good policy reasons for passing such a law.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert drunk driving accident attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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