On Wednesdays, I write about Legal and Governmental issues that affect Canadian full-time RVers.
A 100 Mile House woman found herself arrested and her motorhome impounded after she was found with a bottle of wine in her motorhome.
The facts in this case are that she was found sitting at the wheel (because her kitchen was a mess following a break in). Even though she was parked with permission for the long term, the RCMP considered the location to be part of the highway, and that therefore she was under the influence of alcohol while operating a movable vehicle.
How many RVers pull into a turnout or rest area for the night and then grab a cold one? What if they were asked to move along? No matter the extenuating circumstances, this case demonstrates that drinking when in a motorhome should be reserved for campgrounds where there is no legal doubt that the unit is parked and at ‘home.’
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