Can I lose my license for letting an intoxicated person drive my car (with me drunk in the car)

Asked about 2 years ago - Levittown, PA

in PA if I allow a drunk person to drive my car (with me as an intoxicated passenger) and they crash the car and get a DUI, am I subject to lose my license for a year if that is the penalty for the driver?

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  1. Forest Dean Morgan

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    Answered . No.

  2. Zachary Cooper

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    Answered . No however there are some other states that will charge you for this such as New Jersey.

  3. Michael Lawrence Doyle

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    Answered . That is the way that it works in New Jersey. However, it is not liek that in Pennsylvania. I am guessing that is the reason that you ask.

  4. Robert C. Keller

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    Answered . In the event the intoxicated person is convicted of DUI, you will be subject to a drivers license suspension. You should consult with an attorney as there are also civil implications that must be considered.

  5. Gregory Howard Wiley

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    Answered . No. Take it as a lesson that hiring a cab is usually a whole lot cheaper.

  6. James Lawrence Magazine

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    Answered . No you cannot. That is still not an ideal situation, taking a cab is much better.

  7. Todd Adam Spivak

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    Answered . No, you cannot lose your license for letting an intoxicated person drive your car. But you may be held liable for a civil lawsuit if the driver causes damages due to your negligence in letting him drive despite knowing that he was intoxicated.

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