“Intoxication” under New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law involves the disorientation caused by drinking alcohol, not the high produced by “huffing” chemicals from aerosol cans, the Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday.

The state Legislature has been consistent since 1910, when it first made it a misdemeanor to operate a motor vehicle “in an intoxicated condition,” in decreeing that intoxication is a consequence of ingesting too much alcohol, the court decided unanimously in People v. Litto, 94.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]