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Top-Rated Arizona Defense Lawyers Dedicated to DUI and Criminal Law

Drinking in Your Rideshare is a Criminal Offense

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Following is the Arizona Revised Statue explaining why Drinking in Your Rideshare is a Criminal Offense.


The following Arizona Revised Statute is provided by https://www.azleg.gov/

4-251. Spirituous liquor in motor vehicles; prohibitions; violation; classification; exceptions; definitions

A. It is unlawful for any person to:

1. Consume spirituous liquor while operating or while within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle that is located on any public highway or right-of-way of a public highway in this state.

2. Possess an open container of spirituous liquor within the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle that is located on any public highway or right-of-way of a public highway in this state.


B. A person who violates subsection A of this section is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor.


C. This section does not apply to:

1. A passenger in any bus, limousine, taxi or transportation network company vehicle as defined in section 28-9551 while the vehicle is being used to provide transportation network services as defined in section 28-9551.

2. A passenger in the living quarters of a motor home as defined in section 28-4301.


D. For the purposes of this section:

1. “Motor vehicle” means any vehicle that is driven or drawn by mechanical power and that is designed primarily for use on public highways. Motor vehicle does not include a vehicle operated exclusively on rails.

2. “Open container” means any bottle, can, jar, container dispensed pursuant to section 4-244, paragraph 32, subdivision (c) or other receptacle that contains spirituous liquor and that has been opened, has had its seal broken or the contents of which have been partially removed.

3. “Passenger compartment” means the area of a motor vehicle designed for the seating of the driver and other passengers of the vehicle.  Passenger compartment includes an unlocked glove compartment and any unlocked portable devices within the immediate reach of the driver or any passengers.  Passenger compartment does not include the trunk, a locked glove compartment or the area behind the last upright seat of a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk.

4. “Public highway or right-of-way of a public highway” means the entire width between and immediately adjacent to the boundary lines of every way maintained by the federal government, this state or a county, city or town if any part of the way is generally open to the use of the public for purposes of vehicular travel.

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Drinking in Your Rideshare is a Criminal Offense