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Q: Does michigan have a dui law that relates to using a pedal bike

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Frank B. Ford
Frank B. Ford
  • DUI & DWI Lawyer
  • Dearborn Heights, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Operating a vehicle while intoxicated is what is prohibited. A vehicle is defined as a device that moves or can move on a highway, but not if it is powered only by human power. A bicycle without a motor is not a vehicle. A bicycle that has a power assist, that is being used, would be a vehicle. If the motor was not being used, then there could be an argument about whether or not it was a vehicle. You could potentially be charged with drunk and disorderly, or some other charge of that nature. Get a very experienced drunk driving defense attorney if you are charged with anything. It wouldn't be a bad idea to consult an attorney right away, whether you are charged at this point or not. Sincerely, Frank B. Ford

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