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Can you get arrested for public inxotication if you’re in a car but not driving it?

I'm wondering if this is possible. My friends and I go out to the bars a lot and we have a designated driver but most of the other people in the car are usually trashed. Last week we got pulled over and my one friend in the back was so trashed and yelling we had to really restrain her to not draw attention to it. We were wondering if she could get in trouble for being that drunk even in a car. Can the driver or anyone else get in trouble because of her?


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    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    Generally as long as the driver is not under the influence, no. Passengers can get into trouble usually when they get mouthy.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/16/2013
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    It is not the drunkenness that gets a person in trouble it is being disorderly and disturbing the peace.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/11/2013
    Timothy J. Klisz | Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    39111 W. Six Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (313) 402-0853
    Yes, disorderly person, drunk and disorderly, public intoxication, maybe more. You might want to rethink the whole trashed idea, cops are very ticket happy these days.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/11/2013
    Jared Austin | Austin Legal Services, PLC
    909 N. Washington Ave.
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 614-1983
    You would not get a ticket for public inbox when a passenger in a car. You would have to be out in public somewhere.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/11/2013
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