Can I Get a DUI on a Bike?


Like most, you’d probably prefer not to get a DUI or DWI after having a fun night out. Fortunately, you can avoid these charges, hefty fines, and the potential for harming yourself and others by avoiding driving after you’ve been drinking.

While you may be certain that you shouldn’t operate a vehicle while inebriated, you may also find yourself wondering, "Can I get a DUI on a bike?"

Can You Get a DUI for Riding While Drunk?

Many states may charge you with a DUI offense for riding a bicycle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, in the state of Illinois, this is not the case. DUIs in the state of Illinois prohibit the "physical control of any vehicle" while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In this case, vehicles are defined as:

  • cars
  • trucks
  • motorcycles
  • mopeds
  • snowmobiles
  • golf cars
  • boats.

Penalties For Riding a Bike While Intoxicated in Chicago

Although you won’t be held to the same consequences of a DUI, it is important to note that riding a bicycle while impaired can still result in legal consequences. If you ride your bike while drunk or high and you get stopped and questioned by an officer, you can be charged with disorderly conduct and other traffic violations.

Chicago DUI Attorney

At The Toney Law Firm, our team of compassionate Chicago DUI defense attorneys has been helping individuals fight their charges for countless years. We are firm believers that mistakes happen, and people can change when given the opportunity, and we want to help make that possible.

If you got a DUI or were charged with a criminal offense while riding a bicycle, call us today (888) 473-4058 to learn more about how our team can help you put your charges behind you and move forward with your life.

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