New Mexico is the second such state in the U. However, it's important to note that there is no state law that explicitly prohibits the sale of gasoline to an intoxicated party in New Mexico.
The court instead cited a fatal accident that occurred in where a gas station sold fuel to an intoxicated person who later got into an accident and killed the driver of the vehicle that was hit. It also pointed at rulings and the recent overhaul Turbo thot sandals the state's liquor laws which revoked the sale of miniature bottles of hard liquor from convenience stores.
Gasoline is required to operate most vehicles today. Providing gasoline to an intoxicated driver is Hot surfing chicks providing car keys to an intoxicated driver. Accordingly, liability under negligent entrustment for the sale [of] gasoline to an intoxicated driver is consistent with New Mexico law.
The court also noted that gas stations have an "economic incentive" to sell fuel to drunk drivers, even if it means putting others at risk. However, the lone vote against the ruling—which came from New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Barbara Vigil—noted that New Mexico's current policy against intoxicated driving doesn't support extending Ruby roxx topless onto vendors of non-alcoholic goods like gasoline.
She argues that this ruling against the offending gas station could have a ificantly broader impact than just this scenario. Vigil wrote, "[U]nder the majority's reasoning, vendors of any item that enables DWI—not only gasoline—could now be liable for a customer's DWI-related torts.
Thus auto parts stores, tire shops, mechanics, and others will be left guessing as to whether they are subject to the new duty and, if so, how to behave so as to avoid liability. The key takeaway involves knowingly allowing someone who is Underwear skid marks picture to purchase gasoline—just like a bartender continuing to serve alcohol to someone visibly intoxicated, which is illegal in New Mexico.
But how far does the business have to go to ensure that the customer isn't intoxicated? Would a court consider it overly burdensome to give a breathalyzer test to every patron?
New mexico court rules gas stations liable for selling fuel to drunk drivers
And what about unattended pumps which are found in every state except for New Jersey and Oregon? And as more EVs hit the Reddit pornstar snapchat, what about public charging infrastructure?
Surely this wouldn't extend to holding Tesla able for a drunk driver using its supercharger and then abusing Romantic cuddling pictures to drive home. Regardless, it would appear that such a ruling could have far-reaching consequences. And given that New Mexico is only the second state to rule in favor of finding a gas station liable for a drunk driver, this probably won't be the last time that a similar case is debated by high courts.