her car was running, but i've heard it said that even if a car was NOT running, key in the ignition shows intent to drive, so you'd still get a DWI. or just don't drink that much...
Law and Order: Woman charged with DWAI after being found allegedly sleeping in car
Submitted by Howard Owens on April 23, 2012 - 6:57am
Brianna Rae Burlingame, 20, of Palmer Road, Churchville, is charged with driving under the influence of drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marijuana. Burlingame was arrested after deputies Chad Minuto and Jason Saile responded to the parking lot of Petco at 2:14 p.m., Saturday for the report of a woman asleep behind the wheel of her vehicle while it was running. Burlingame was issued an appearance ticket.
Sean Allen Kota, 18, of Byron-Holley Road, Byron, is charged with DWI, driving with a BAC of .08 or greater and driver view obstructed. Kota's vehicle was stopped following complaints of the occupants throwing beer bottles out of the window of the car. His vehicle was stopped at 2:47 p.m., Thursday, on Oatka Trail in Le Roy by Deputy Matthew Butler.
Joshua Webster, 25, of York Road, Pavilion, is charged with grand larceny, 4th, and criminal possession of stolen property. Webster is accused of stealing a purse and credit cards from a location on Commerce Drive, Batavia, and of possessing stolen property from another incident at the time of his arrest on an unrelated incident. (Previously)
Gregory J. Battaglia, 30, of Pavilion Center Road, Pavilion, is charged with petit larceny. Battaglia is accused of stealing gasoline from a station in Le Roy.
A 17-year-old resident of Bacon Street, Le Roy, is charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The youth is accused of failing to provide appropriate supervision to a child left in his care.
She got a DWAI, not a DWI. It doesn't say she was drinking. It does say she was accused of being under the influence of drugs and in possession of drugs. If you're going to do drugs, stay home and do them there.
While serving on a grand jury in Genesee county, I found out a lot of interesting things about DWI/DWAI laws. One can be charged with either offense even if you're bombing around in a lot car in some back field if said field has a driveway connected to a public road. Even if you're sitting in your own vehicle in your own driveway while intoxicated, you can be charged. Kind of screwy, me thinks.