Passenger Has No Duty To Stop Intoxicated Driver From Driving His Own Car

On January 31, 2008, the New Jersey Appellate Division approved for publication the opinion in Champion v. Dunfee A-3167-06T2. The Court held that a guest passenger who did not own nor control the car, and had no special relationship to and had not encouraged the tortfeasors wrongful behavior, owed no duty to a fellow passenger to prevent a visibly intoxicated driver from driving his own car.