I am a student with cerebral palsy. This week I am turning 21. I use a segway to get around. Its an ADA device and I cannot walk without it. Can i get a dwi?
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I do recall a case where a man was convicted in LA of DWI for driving a lawn mower on a street, so it could be possible if you drive it intoxicated on a public road. LA law requires operation of a "motorized vehicle" on "a public road" though, so parking lots, buildings, sidewalks, etc., don't qualify. You should keep in mind that if you drive drink and/or recklessly anywhere and you injure someone, you can be held liable. Exercise some care and common sense and you'll be fine.