Drunken driving is the act of operating or driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the degree that mental and motor skills are impaired. It is illegal in all jurisdictions within the United States, though enforcement varies widely between and within states/territories.
DRUNK DRIVING APPLIES TO BOATS, BICYCLES, AND AIRCRAFT
Driving any vehicle under the influence is a danger to others and is therefore prohibited in the US, this includes:
- Horseback Riding
- Buggy Driving
- Motorized Farm Equipment
In the case of boating, the laws extend to include kayaks, canoes, sailboats—any flotation device that needs to be steered in water.
Additionally, when operating a boat, NEITHER the driver NOR the
passengers may not be intoxicated.
Similar rules apply to aircraft, in that none of the on-board flight crew may be intoxicated while the aircraft is in service.
If you've been injured in an accident by a drunk driver, your well-being comes first and your rights come second.