does not have to be a passenger. If the owner allows someone who is evidently intoxicated, and should not drive, to operate his vehicle, he is guilty of aiding. In the law, he or she is as guilty, and potentially as subject to civil action for damages, as the vehicle operator.
So much for any defense extended to those who allow huffers and drinkers to drive vehicles they do not own.
They face both civil and criminal charges.
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