Can I Get a DUI in Vermont on a Snowmobile or ATV?

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People often ask me if they can get a DUI while driving an ATV or Snowmobile in Vermont.

The answer is clear: yes, you can get a DUI in Vermont for operating a snowmobile or ATV while under the influence of alcohol.

The Vermont DUI Statute says that “a person shall not operate, attempt to operate, or be in actual physical control of any vehicle on a highway when the person’s alcohol concentration is 0.08 or more or when the person is under the influence of alcohol; or when the person is under the influence of any other drug or under the combined influence of alcohol and any other drug.”

Is a Snowmobile or ATV a “vehicle” under Vermont DUI law, though?

Yes. Snowmobiles and ATVs are defined as vehicles under Vermont law. Specifically, the definitions section of the Vermont DUI law states that “Vehicle means a motor vehicle” and “when on a public highway a snowmobile” and “an all-terrain vehicle.”

If you are charged or cited to court for DUI in Vermont while operating an ATV or snowmobile, contact Burke Law for a free, confidential case consultation today.


Categories: Vermont DUI

Jessica Burke

Jessica Burke is a licensed Vermont attorney and the founder of Burke Law. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Boston College in Political Science, and then received her law degree from Washington & Lee Law School. After law school she worked with several top law firms before settling in Vermont and building her own practice. In addition to being licensed to practice law in the state of Vermont, she also holds a State Bar certification in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, among others. She specializes in criminal defense, including DUI defense, homicides, and sex crimes.

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