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Q: can you get a dwi on a bicycle in nj

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William A. Proetta
William A. Proetta
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The simple answer to this urban legend is No. The New Jersey DWI statute 39:4-50 specifically requires that you operate a "motor vehicle". Therefore as long as the bicycle is not motorized you cannot be guilty of a DWI. However, you may still be ticketed for other summonses if you are intoxicated in public. For more information regarding DWI offenses in New Jersey you can visit the website below.


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