I own rural property that I use for 4-wheeling; can I be arrested for DUI while driving on my own property?
The DUI statute in Washington is clear that you must drive a vehicle "within this state" to be charged with DUI; however, operating a vehicle on your property, even while intoxicated, has been adjudicated and there is precedent on the matter. The situation would really depend upon the circumstances of your case, for instance, were you near a public road or did you have immediate access to a roadway. This scenario would require discussion and analysis of the facts, but there have been circumstances where operating a vehicle on your own property, even if intoxicated, has been determined to be up to the property owner's discretion.
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