DUI; person cannot be found guilty if in vehicle that is parked on private residential property. (HB1620)

Introduced By

Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving under the influence. Provides that a person cannot be found guilty of driving under the influence if he is in a motor vehicle that is lawfully parked on private residential property owned or leased by such person or on the private residential property of another with the owner's or lessor's permission and the motor of the vehicle is not running. This bill is in response to the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Sarafin v. Commonwealth, No. 131747 (Oct. 31, 2014). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100906D
01/08/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice


Helen Gregory writes:

This law should be passed. I'm not for driving while drunk but if you are on your own property, why should you get a DUI. This just another way to take another right away from you. Don't you people have anything better to do than think of ways to control other people and what they do.