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Can you sleep in your car overnight if you are drunk and don't want to risk driving?

My husband and I are going to a Halloween party this weekend out in Seattle WA. We planned on getting a hotel but all of the ones that are close by are out of our price range. We really are just going to need a place to crash out and sober up so I wouldn’t mind getting some rest in our car somewhere instead of spending $$ on a long cab ride or expensive hotel room. Would it be illegal to sleep in our car if we are in a parking garage?

6 Responses to Can you sleep in your car overnight if you are drunk and don't want to risk driving?

  • ken k says:

    laws are different all over the country/in nj they can still arrest you for dui in your own car/if your car has a trunk that can be accessed without the key put the keys in the trunk/do not have the ign key in your possession/sometimes you can get away with that//in the end the hotel and cab ride will end up cheaper//a dui affects for years/insurance etc/license suspension/heavy fines/always on your permanent driving history

  • jimanddottaylor says:

    If you are able to drive the car, Like you are in the car and have the keys, you can be charged. Better to either stay home, or stay sober.

  • FlagMichael says:

    Not only does it violate vagrancy laws, sleeping in the car when drunk (or even being around the car when drunk) is DUI. It may seem a stretch, but courts everywhere have upheld the principle that if you are near your car with the keys you are "driving" while under the influence.

  • Abe says:

    Yes as long as you hide the ignition key outside the car, locking your self in internally. Then you can not be arrested as drunk in charge of a vehicle as you do not have the ign key you are not technically in charge or control of the vehicle. You are then only sleeping in it. The only thing you may then be bothered for are vagrancy laws, they vary from County to County and State to State.
    From past experience a cop will not press vagrancy on such an occasion they tend more to appreciate that you have the sense not to attempt drive and be a threat to life after drinking.
    Unless you are trespassing, then they might be more aggressive in persuit of their duty.
    In my general experience though the majority of cops are very flexible and tolerant in such circumstances. Though there are of course exceptions to the rule as indeed there are in every walk of life.

  • Holey Mufflers says:

    in seattle,
    *parked* you’re only dui if the keys are in the ignition. open container laws apply though.
    ————
    legalities aside re-parking garages,
    you have no idea what goes on in a given garage @ night. just DON’T. pls don’t.

    ex cab driver seatte. and, i used to run and gun in seattle way back when. it’s only gotten worse.

  • Scott H says:

    Sleeping it off in your vehicle can get you a DUI. Stay the hell away from the car if you have been drinking. Either find a hotel room, take a cab home, or stay home. It isn’t worth risking a DUI in my opinion.

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