It is important to know the rules surrounding drunk drivers leaving parties. If you are in an accident with a drunk driver who is leaving a party at a residence, there are a few key points to consider.
There was a case in which a drunk driver caused the death of a mother of two after leaving a party, but the homeowner was found not liable for what had taken place at her home that night. Why was the hostess of the party not found to be liable? She didn’t serve any alcohol to the impaired driver. He brought his own bottle. Additionally, she had done everything that she could to prevent him from leaving her home in an inebriated state. She took his keys after he entered the party and she blocked his car in on three sides, only to have him leave by driving through her neighbor’s front yard.
If something similar happened to you or someone you love, do you have a suit against the homeowner who hosted the party? Was the homeowner serving alcohol? Also, was the drunk driver under twenty-one years old? If yes to either of these, the homeowner can be found strictly liable for what happened on their property. They may be charged with a crime.