Archive for August, 2011

DUI on Private Property?

Can I be arrested for DUI if I am on my own land or other private property?

Yes. Illinois law allows for you to be arrested for DUI on private property, including your own. Specifically, 625 ILCS 5/11‑201 states as follows: “The provisions of Articles IV and V of this Chapter shall apply upon highways and elsewhere throughout the State (emphasis added).” Article V contains the DUI statute.  “[T]he words ‘elsewhere throughout the State’ encompass all areas of the State, public or private.”  People v. Guynn, 33 Ill. App. 3d 736, 739 (3d Dist. 1975).

Jeremy Richey

Jeremy J. Richey, Attorney at Law
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