Beer Info FAQ

Can a passenger drink in a car in Colorado?

Can a passenger drink in a car in Colorado?

Colorado law makes it a class A traffic infraction to consume (or to have open containers of) alcohol or marijuana in a vehicle's passenger compartment while on public roads. Penalties include a $50 fine plus a surcharge of $16 for alcohol or $7.80 for marijuana.

Can you get a DUI as a passenger in Colorado?

If passengers are drunk when a driver is charged with a DUI, in some states, the passengers can be charged with public intoxication. However, in Colorado, public intoxication is not an illegal act, and therefore, drunk passengers in a DUI scenario in Colorado cannot be charged with public intoxication.