Does a person who becomes intoxicated or inebriated be negligent in a motor vehicle accident?

California, United States of America


The following excerpt is from Douglas Aircraft Co. v. Indus. Acc. Com'n, 303 P.2d 26 (Cal. App. 1956):

3 Where one renders himself incapable of acting normally to avoid danger to himself or others by becoming intoxicated or inebriated, he is negligent. Frisvold v. Leahy, 15 Cal.App.2d 752, 755, 60 P.2d 151.

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