Could Iron Man Get A DUI?


I don't know about you guys, but I've always kind of wondered, "shouldn't Tony Stark get a DUI for flying around in his suit while drunk?" As it turns out, I guess I'm not the only one who takes this matter seriously, as it turns out, Vista DUI lawyer Peter Liss has some thoughts on the matter as well:
In fact, the first time that Iron Man could potentially face a DUI charge in the films is when, in The Avengers, he enjoys a glass of scotch before Loki throws him out of the window. Fortunately, Stark is saved by his Mark VII armor, which suits him up and lets him fly away just before hitting the ground. As this is at the climax of the movie (we’ll try to leave out as many spoilers as possible), Tony then goes on to fight, until crashing to the ground at the end of the battle. In all, the epic battle scene only lasts about 15 minutes.

This is the type of situation where drinking and driving laws get a little bit tricky. You see, assuming Stark consumed about 4 ounces of alcohol and that he weighs around 170 pounds, he did drink enough to put him over the legal limit of 0.08% BAC.

Find out if Tony should, in fact, get arrested or not at the link.

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This blog entry is wrong, the laws of flying are different in regards to drinking than those in reference to driving and boating. The law says that one must wait at least 8 hours prior to flying after consuming ANY alcohol and after that time, your BAC must be below .04%. See 14 CFR 91.17.
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Actually, the article covers that, pointing out that because the suit has not yet been classified as armor or a plane or anything else, it would probably be subject to ordinary DUI laws.
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In Georgia, Iron Man's suit could not get him a DUI. Under Georgia DUI law, "Vehicle" means every device in, upon, or by which any person or property is or may be transported or drawn upon a highway, excepting devices used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. However, He could get his FAA pilot's license revoked or be denied a medical certificate required by the FAA to obtain a pilot's license.
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This also totally disregards Jarvis.. wouldn't the presence of a guiding AI make it so that he wasn't piloting it at all?

I'm pretty sure he could afford lawyers that could get him off on that loophone..
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