Civil Liberties

Connecticut's Highest Court Invents a New Offense


It's called, "Sitting in an idling, parked car while intoxicated."

Unfortunately, it carries the same penalties as actually driving a car while intoxicated.

The guy in this case had prior DUI convictions, so perhaps he's not all that sympathetic. But there are certainly innocuous reasons why after the bars close in Connecticut in February, an intoxicated person might want to wait for a taxi or sober ride in a warm, idling car.