SCOTUS determines drunk driving is not a "violent felony" (Begay v. U.S.)
April 16, 2008 at 3:40 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Begay v. U.S. case. The court found that drunk driving does not constitute a "violent felony" that can be used to enhance prison sentences. Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in the judgment. Justice Alito filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Souter and Thomas joined. The opinion for this case is available here.