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Old 06-07-12, 07:48 PM
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Old 06-07-12, 07:50 PM
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Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
In Ontario, Canada, riding a bicycle on the road is considered operating a vehicle, and so a DUI is possible. I have never personally gotten on or known anyone who has, though. But I am not a memebr of the XXXtreme Blackout Drinker Club.
This is not true. In Canada, drunk driving is only covered in the Criminal Code of Canada, and only applies to drivers of motor vehicles. The provincial highway traffic acts do not address drunk or impaired driving.

Depending on the province, however, you could get fined for careless driving. You could also be charged against the Criminal Code of Canada for being drunk in a public place.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by ottawa_adam View Post
This is not true. In Canada, drunk driving is only covered in the Criminal Code of Canada, and only applies to drivers of motor vehicles. The provincial highway traffic acts do not address drunk or impaired driving.

Depending on the province, however, you could get fined for careless driving. You could also be charged against the Criminal Code of Canada for being drunk in a public place.
Oh! I was mistaken. I am going to pound a few back and go for a ride to celebrate!
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Old 06-07-12, 08:39 PM
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Its the only way to ride a bike, anyone doing it not drunk is doing it wrong.
jk yes When I'm drunk and ride around I tend to not feel my legs burning so much which then translates into longer riding. Not necessarily faster speed wise but definitely less breaks in riding and more consistent cadence.
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Old 06-07-12, 08:44 PM
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Ah yes, when the RCMP does the ride program...

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Old 06-07-12, 10:56 PM
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There have been a couple cases of drunk cyclists getting injured in collisions here in Portland. One bike-on-bike head-on resulted in a fatality, IIRC.
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Old 06-07-12, 10:56 PM
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Long ago, I found that running while really drunk is hella fun. You get that sense of invincibility and the wind swooshing by.

I did try this once with biking (in slow, residential areas mind you, I am not that stupid), and sadly found it to be much less exhilarating. If anything, it just made me super paranoid every time a car passed me.
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Old 06-08-12, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by mi77915 View Post
ben4345 is correct!!!! YES, you can get a DUI while riding a bike!!!!
Not in every state. You have to look at the specific statutes, and how "vehicle" or "motor vehicle" is defined.

There are 51 different DUI laws in the US and District of Columbia.
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Old 06-11-12, 12:16 AM
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
I'm just amazed at how casually you guys excuse idiotic behavior. If you drink and then ride, you are an xxxxx because only an xxxxx would believe that no one else but the rider could be injured or killed by a drunk cyclist. If you're that desperate to hide from your own life then call a cab. It's not rocket science.
Whatever. A sober motorist is still wayyy more likely to kill someone than even the drunkest cyclist. If anything drunk cyclists should be applauded just for the fact that they're not driving.

And yeah, as others said the laws vary by region. In a lot of places the only thing you can get on a bicycle is public drunkenness, which you could get on foot anyway.
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Old 06-11-12, 11:44 AM
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You probably didn't ride as strait of a line as you think you did.
You mean he probably didn't ride as straight of a think as you line you did.....*hic*
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Old 06-11-12, 11:50 AM
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I have never ridden a bicycle while being intoxicated by alchohol. But often times, after i get off work with my buddy from the local pizza shop, have indulged in some herb, and then promptly ride home. From my experience, it is a lot more difficult pedaling home like that, than sober.
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Old 06-11-12, 11:58 AM
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In the 70s, we rode totally blotto drunk, as well as tripping and on every other mind altering substance then known to science. Although it may have been technically illegal, no cop would ever cite you for it. They'd be glad you weren't in a car.

But that was a simpler time. I've long since given up drinking (never learned when to say when) and in many jurisdictions I understand it's now relatively easy to get a DUI ticket on a bike. Attitudes have changed a great deal in that regard.
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Old 06-11-12, 12:59 PM
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I really never rode drunk.

But I do nopt see a real problem doing so. I don't thnk I'd be that much more impaired than I thyically was near the end of a double century.

I have gone swimming or skin (not scuba) diving pretty wasted. Generally not a good idea, but teh skin diving was in a very calm area and I am very very at home in the water.

I think the same kind of idea apply to riding drunk. Someone who rides a lot and avoids dicey areas while drunk should be fine.

From My experience however MUPs and anywhere near a bar are apt to be dicey areas.
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Old 06-11-12, 01:16 PM
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Fess up, which one of you was this?

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/es...4e193e4d3.html
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