I am often the designated driver because I don’t drink. Can I get in trouble if my passenger has an open beer?
Georgia is very serious about drinking and driving. Although being a designated driver is appreciated, do not make the mistake of allowing your passengers to bring their drinks opened into your vehicle, even if empty. This could create a host of problems for you, including, but not limited to, being subjected to a field sobriety test if pulled over and the large fine for having open containers in your car. It’s best to have your friends finish their last drink before they get in your car.