Learn the fines you could face for decisions made while walking impaired
Walking is often considered the safest route to get to and from parties, visiting friends, or dining at restaurants. Drinking and walking, however, has its risks. Alcohol impairs your judgement and you could face penalties for breaking traffic safety laws.
Is it legal to drink and walk?
Only drivers operating a motor vehicle can be charged with impaired driving. That said, if an officer sees that you're under the influence of alcohol, he or she can use other charges to ticket you.
What charges can you face while walking impaired?
If you're walking impaired, an officer can charge you with (and not limited to) the following infractions:
- Intoxication in a public place
- Jaywalking: $250