Drunk guy in his car. He’s not driving, because the car isn’t running. The engine isn’t turning. But he just got convicted for drunk driving. And everyone involved ADMITS he wasn’t driving.OK, he was doing something. He was sleeping in a parked car. That counts as "driving" in Massachusetts.*
I guess that if the Constitution is a "living" document, and doesn't mean what it says but rather what we think it should, then why not the Statutes of the Realm, too? So the guy is a habitual drunk, with prior convictions. It shouldn't be too hard to follow him in a cruiser when he goes out on a bender, right? I mean, this was his fourth conviction - the local Po-Po had heard of him before.
I guess that's too much work. So let's just say that sleeping it off in your car is driving, and call it a day. Tune in tomorrow, when they'll explain how it's really "economic activity" when you don't buy something ...
* Actually, some of the traffic I've seen on Rt-128 makes me think that sleeping while driving is a regular occurrence in the Hub.