In my previous post, I mentioned how zealous police and prosecutors were willing to charge a citizen with DUI even when the evidence showed he had no alcohol or drugs in his system. It would appear that the presence of alcohol is not prerequisite to arrest and prosecution for drunk driving — nor, apparently, is driving, as a recent (July 27) news article seems to indicate:
Portage, IN (AHN) – Police arrested Kaylyn Kezy and Melissa Fredenburg on DUI charges after they pushed their car into a parked car. According to reports, the women were taking turns pushing the non-running car while the other steered…
Although the car was not running, the women were operating the vehicle while intoxicated, according to Prosecutor Adam Burroughs.
I suppose the next logical step is arresting folks for just thinking about it.