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

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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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No.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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Robert C. Keller

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The controlling statute is 75PS1575. Permitting violation of title.

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

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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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