1. Free Legal Help, Legal Forms and Lawyers. TheLaw.com has been providing free legal assistance online since 1995. Our most popular destinations for legal help are below. It only takes a minute to join our legal community!

    Dismiss Notice

beer in trunk Alcohol & Drugs: MIP, MIC, Intoxication

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by bkbroiler, Jul 25, 2001.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. bkbroiler

    bkbroiler Law Topic Starter New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    what is the law in North Carolina about having open beers in your car/trunk? or being intoxicated as a passenger underage?
     
  2. Michael Wechsler

    Michael Wechsler Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    8,982
    Likes Received:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    113

    Not sure what you are asking -- liability as a driver for underage drinkers in your car or liability for being an underage drinker?

    It would seem that Chapter 20 Article 1 of the N. Carolina General Assembly would prohibit drinking or having an open bottle/beverage of alcohol in the passenger area. I have seen references to this section as the N. Carolina Safe Roads Act.
     
  3. brian

    brian New Member

    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Never have an open bottle of beer in your car. Doesn't matter whether you are driving or not. I think it would give the police reasonable cause to suspect a possible violation of law.
     

Share This Page

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.