Connecticut DUI laws available to the general public and easily accessible through the Connecticut General Assembly’s website. However, interpretation of the laws may be difficult for someone who has not been legally trained.

Case-in-point: a Mr. John Rodriguez was arrested after failing a field sobriety test. Police were called after they received complaints about a man banging on a door and yelling obscenities. When the police arrived they saw a black SUV running and with its lights on. Mr. Rodriguez subsequently failed the field sobriety test.

Most states, like Connecticut, are operation states. This means that if you have the ability to operate a motor vehicle in Groton, Connecticut or any other town in Southeastern, Connecticut and are intoxicated, you can be arrested for a DUI. The ability to operate a motor vehicle is as simple as having the keys in the ignition. Even though Mr. Rodriguez was not “driving,” and had his vehicle parked, he was still operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in violation of the law.

If you’re arrested for suspicion of drinking while driving, it is important to hire an experienced attorney who is familiar with the laws. It could mean the difference between you going to jail or going home. 

If you or anyone you know was arrested for DUI in Southeastern Connecticut contact the DUI defense lawyers at The Bartinik Law Firm, PC., 100 Fort Hill Road, Groton, CT. at 860-445-8521 or toll free at 888-717-4211.

Peter J. Bartinik, Jr.
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